We’re Your Delivery Heroes.®
In 1996 Tarheel Takeout started serving the students of UNC Chapel Hill. At that time gas was $1 a gallon, drivers had walkie talkies and online ordering websites were few and far between.
Tarheel Takeout grew slowly, making mistakes, learning, improving and repeating. Eventually we branched out from Chapel Hill and expanded to the surrounding Triangle Area, re-branding as Takeout Central. You can now find our Delivery Heroes in the Triad as well as Western North Carolina.
We are once again in startup mode and working to redefine the role of the restaurant delivery company. We are leveraging superhero-like technology and the power of the crowd to update the traditional model of the RDS (Restaurant Delivery Service to the uninitiated) to achieve two goals:
1. Change the world through service.
2. Create and sustain an amazing work environment.
Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal
Our passion is not just about delivering food, but convenience and happiness. That's why we have a Big, Hairy Audacious Goal of delivering 2.75 million orders by the end of 2022. By doing so, we will have hoped to save our customers more than a century’s worth of time.
Our Core Values.
1. Exceed Expectations Through Service
Communication is the backbone of our service and our relationships.
Do so proactively, thoroughly, and transparently.
2. Find The Healthiest Solution
The best solution sustains the customer's satisfaction and keeps in line with our core values.
When we fail to do so, we own our mistakes and learn from them.
3. Promote Positivity
See the best in yourself and you will see the best in others.
Uplift others and dispel cynicism.
Area of Expertise: Technology, Financials
Wes has 10 years of experience in the Restaurant Delivery industry. He manages the hardware and software platform that drives Surfside Express’s ability to scale, including the invention and patenting of the ChitChannel. He currently serves on the board of the Restaurant Marketing and Delivery Association. He is an Eagle Scout and holds a BA from UNC Chapel Hill where he studied Computer Science and Biology.
Area of Expertise: Operations, Product
Charles has helped guide the merger of the separate local "Takeout" brands and implemented strategies to help drive its recent growth including its placement on the INC 5000 for 2012. With a strong entrepreneurial mindset he focused on implementing operations and systems that are helping Surfside Express to scale nationwide. He is an Eagle Scout and holds a BA from UNC Chapel Hill where he studied Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.
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