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Local Atlanta Startup Has a New Take On Meal Subscription

TheDinnerClub launches a meal subscription service in Atlanta that delivers ready-to-eat and stress-free meals from local restaurants, combining the benefits of a meal subscription service with the ease of restaurant delivery

ATLANTA – September 17th, 2021 – TheDinnerClub is expanding to northeast Atlanta beginning October 3rd!! Founded by two Atlanta natives, TheDinnerClub is a meal subscription service delivering fresh, ready-to-eat meals from local restaurants. The company works exclusively with local neighborhood restaurants to offer the best at-home delivery experience at a more affordable price point than traditional delivery apps.

“The idea behind TheDinnerClub was formed through my experience with a meal kit subscription service,” said founder & CEO Blake Gleaves. “I am married with two kids and was working a full-time job when we signed up for a meal kit. I found myself missing time with my family while I was spending over 2 hours prepping, cooking, and cleaning.”

Gleaves, along with co-founder Ashby Baum, set out to offer a service that combines the benefits of a meal subscription service with the ease of restaurant delivery. TheDinnerClub was founded to allow users the opportunity to plan ahead while avoiding the hassle of cooking and cleaning.

Each week, TheDinnerClub recommends a couple of dinners to be delivered in the upcoming week.  Their subscribers either accept the suggestions or adjust to one of their +40 locally prepared meals.  Once your meals and schedule are set for next week, they send you a morning reminder that dinner is covered for that night.  It is delivered on-time, fresh and ready to eat.  Due to their unique delivery and scheduling algorithm they are able to deliver meals for 30% savings to standard delivery apps and compete with meal kits.  The service offers meal plans for individuals and families of up to four and includes options for calorie-conscious eaters and vegetarians, as well.

“TheDinnerClub is also an excellent partner to local restaurants,” states Baum. “Not many people realize that popular delivery apps take up to 30% per order from restaurants. Additionally, on-demand ordering is unpredictable for restaurant owners and creates strain on kitchens during service. TheDinnerClub is designed to better support local restaurants. We take little to no discount from our restaurant partners and allow them to plan and prep for orders well in advance.”

After a successful launch in May, TheDinnerClub launched in more neighborhoods within Atlanta. Now, they are expanding to Brookhaven, Chamblee, North Druid Hills.  The growing list of restaurant partners includes Gusto, Newks, Lucky’s Burger and Brew, Thai26, BLUETOP, CAVA and more. 

Pricing and Availability

Individual meal plans start at $36/week. Plans for a family of 4 start at $120. No additional fees, surcharges or tip requests, ever. Service is currently available in the following zip codes:

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