Foxtrot, a corner convenience store-cafe chain that has become popular for delivering ordered items to customers, is coming to Washington, D.C. at two locations in the coming months.
With its slogan “Delivered in under an hour,” the Chicago-based company is offering customers the option of ordering online, in addition to purchasing in-store.
The chain founded in 2013 used to deliver beer and wine to customers at home. Now it offers a wide range of items from craft beer and natural wines to paper towels, sandwiches, prepped meals and coffee.
It currently has two stores in Dallas,TX, (Uptown and University Park) and seven in Chicago, IL, (West Loop, Lincoln Park, River North, Wicker Park, Southport, Hubbard, Old Town).
Foxtrot announced a $17 million growth round on February 5. Its investors include The University of Chicago, M3 Ventures and Bluestein Associates.
“Foxtrot is our take on a modern corner store that lives in your neighborhood and on your phone,” Mike LaVitola, the company’s co-founder and CEO, told Eater in an interview.
The D.C. locations are planned to open in Georgetown (1267 Wisconsin Avenue NW) in May and Mt. Vernon Triangle in June (address TBD), according to Eater.
Every store has a market, cafe, and coffee shop, serving with almost 50 seats.
To make on-demand delivery at Foxtrot, you should use a smartphone app. And if you spend over $100 (either in-store or online) in a month, you get free delivery for the whole next month.