Sherpa's is turning 18 this month!
Since starting operations in downtown Shanghai in 1999, they've expanded across the city and into Beijing and Suzhou. Over millions of miles, countless deliveries and meals, and the rise and fall of a myriad of partner restaurants, they've persisted in delivering tasty meals to hungry customers.
Sherpa's has come a long way from humble beginnings. When tasked with finding an internship for his MBA program, American Mark Secchia decided to start his own company instead. And yes, that company was Sherpa's.
The original office was located in a cleaning company Mark borrowed from a friend after said company closed for the day. After the cleaning team clocked out, the Sherpa's crew would pop by to use the computers. The first couriers were equipped with wooden delivery boxes strapped onto the back of bicycles. The uniforms came later when one of the original team member's mother made them by hand.
It wasn't all rainbow and butterflies. In the beginning, Mark would stand outside expat hubs like Plaza 66 and the Portman with copies of menus, fliers and handouts, asking passerbys to try the delivery service. At some point, he contemplated calling it quits but thankfully, stuck it out.
Sherpa's is now partnered with hundreds of restaurants and operates across Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou. They've made it possible for hundreds of expats across the three cities to be able to order takeout in a language they were more familiar with.
Huge prizes up for grabs!
From June 12 to 18, customers placing an order on Sherpa's will be automatically entered into their lucky draw system. It's not a one-time thing, your details will be entered each and every time you order, and the more times you do that, the higher your chances of winning are! Sounds like a win-win situation to us: place an order, get your meal delivered straight to your door, and stand a chance to win one of their amazing prizes.
Other special promos and offers include RMB18 specials, buy-one-get-one deals and discounts on booze. They're also giving away vouchers and special edition mugs on their social media accounts. So hop on over to their website for more info, and keep an eye out on those deals.
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