Sweet deliveries from Dough to Door
According to its website, the store delivers to the 63130 zip code south of Olive, parts of Clayton and the Central West End, the East Loop and the Washington and Fontbonne University campuses.
“There’re three of us that own [the store],” said Jonathan Weinberg, one of the co-founders of Dough to Door. “We were brainstorming one night, we thought if you could deliver pizza like Pizza Hut, why can’t you deliver cookies?”
Ernest Dixon and Tamika Moore are the two other co-owners of the Cookie Delivery shop. The trio first put their ideas to work back in February, looking at places where they could set up shop. The shop officially opened at 567A on Melville Aug. 5.
Currently, the budding business employs six people, including three drivers for deliveries.Customers can choose from 10 pre-made cookies or a seemingly infinite number of combinations of custom doughs and mix-ins of choice.
The doughs include Plain, Chocolate, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter and Sugar. The mix-ins include various candies, raisins, nuts and chocolate chips.
According to Weinberg, the cookie delivery business is doing well so far.
“The deliveries pick up at night, about three hours before we close. During the day we rely mostly on foot traffic,” Weinberg said.
The shop opens at noon seven days a week. The shop closes at 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and at midnight Sunday through Wednesday.
Weinberg is also hoping to attract more Wash. U. students to use their service.
“I think our Wash. U. customer [base] is still growing. The students just got back to school and more and more of them will hear about us. We have really good cookies,” he said. “We are currently working on getting Bear Bucks accepted here at the store.”
In addition to trying to get the University’s approval to use student cards for purchases, Dough to Door has also offered free cookies during CPC’s Happy Hour last week and plans on continuing to do so.
“We have free Wi-Fi and games in the store for the customers who are waiting. We want to turn the space into a sociable area for people to hang out.”
The bakery currently only accepts phone or walk-in orders, but hopes to make online orders available through its website (http://doughtodoor.com/) in the near future. Special offers will also be announced through the store’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dough-to-Door/171095149609951.