We have 3 business degrees between us, have both always had entrepreneurial "itches" we felt the need to "scratch," and are both largely fueled by caffeine.
So, it makes sense that Andrew and I would open a mobile cafe in our city, right?
We think so, too. Glad you agree.
The concept of Wheelys isn't something we came up with, although we wish we could claim that! Wheelys is actually based out of Sweden and sells individual carts to people all over the world. We learned about Wheelys from an Indiegogo campaign the company did this last spring, and it was too good of an opportunity for us to pass up. We took the plunge and ordered our cart, and now that it's here (as you can imagine, shipping from Sweden took a hot minute, y'all) we're so thrilled to get it up and running to serve this city that we both love so dearly.
Basically, Wheelys is a mobile cafe. Wheelys Chattanooga features coffee, juices, and waters, along with local and organic foods. Imagine us as a cost-effective personal cafe. We're here for you!
Our Wheely is the first one in our area - at least according to the research we've done... but if you're in East TN, North GA, or North AL and you own a Wheelys cart, don't be mad. We're nice people and would love to be your friends!
While Chattanooga certainly already has it share of both chain and independent coffee houses, we believe that Wheelys is going to fill a previously unmet need in this market - premium coffee in a quick and extremely convenient location. Imagine that you work at one of the large employers in the downtown district. You don't have the time or the energy to fire up your Keurig and make yourself a cup of coffee before your morning commute, so you're on the struggle bus by the time you get to work. But alas, the coffee gods smile down upon you as your walk from your parking lot to your building. You see an adorable little bike with some really cool signage, and you suddenly realize that it's a mobile cafe where you can get your beloved nectar from heaven (aka coffee)! You stop by the cart before walking into your building, and in only a few minutes you have a steaming cup 'o joe that didn't cost you an arm and a leg.
THAT is what we want to do for you, Chattanooga.
While coffee is obviously our staple item, we also offer local and organic foods, as I mentioned earlier. After all, you'll need an apple, a pastry, and/or a salad to pair with your coffee. And don't forget, we also serve juice and waters for our friends who may not be quite as coffee-addicted as the rest of us are (we're going to try to convince y'all to see the light, though).
Wheelys Chattanooga plans to be stationed at various locations in and around downtown Chattanooga Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm. We also plan to add special evening and weekend hours from time to time, and we're even available for private functions.
We'll use our social media feeds to tell you exactly where we'll be open each day, so be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get that info. You can also stay up to date with our happenings, stories, and outreach on this here ole blog. We'll post tidbits of info and pictures along our journey.
So that's us in a nutshell, friends! This business is really a dream come true for us, and we are ecstatic to be launching it in The Scenic City. Thank you for all the love you've already shown us and for all the fun we're going to have in the future.