Munchies 'n More, Asheville's new online delivery convenience store, was born out of a tried-and-true business model: See a problem, provide a solution.
“I actually got the idea a couple months ago sitting in my east Asheville home really wanting a piece of pie, and I had no means to go get a piece of pie,” says Conor Quinn, owner. “I thought, 'Well, it would be kind of cool if there was a company that would just bring it to me at 2:30 in the morning.' So I sparked up the idea.”
Quinn plans to launch the store with a soft opening on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Select items will be available for sale and delivery online. A grand opening with a full inventory will follow in a couple of weeks, Quinn says. He will sell beer, cigarettes, snacks, candy, ice cream, microwave foods, condoms, medicines and other convenience store sundries through the website ashevillemunchies.com. His crew of drivers will deliver these items to locations in Asheville north of I-40 for a $3.50 delivery fee.
“I like to think I'm catering to multiple different crowds,” Quinn says. “I'll have children's cough medicine for those times that a mom can't get out in the middle of the night, and the kid just won't go to sleep. I'll have everything for just about everybody for any kind of late-night purpose.”
The beer selection will include local, domestic and imported selections. Quinn most recently worked as a manager at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, so he plans to highlight those beers in particular. He adds that the cigarette and alcohol deliveries will be regulated with several identification processes.
For those late-night pie cravings, Quinn hopes to collaborate with local bakeries to sell their cupcakes and pastries after their storefronts close.
Munchies 'n More delivers Monday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. To order, visit ashevillemunchies.com.
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