DETROIT (WWJ) – Four years ago Shane O’Keefe and a group of friends were looking for a way to make a few dollars outside of a traditional job. Hot Spokes was born.
Hot Spokes now delivers meals to residents and business people all over Detroit — on four wheels.READ MORE: Governor Whitmer Announces Proposal To Invest In Affordable, High-Quality Child Care For Michigan Families
“We’ll deliver lunch from eight New Center restaurants anywhere between Boulevard, Jefferson, Rosa Parks and Brush for $3,” O’Keefe said.
The group makes about 10 deliveries a day from city hotspots to offices, apartments and hospital staff, but there are often multiple orders in one delivery.
O’Keefe said it’s sometimes a challenge to balance several meals inside his thermal bike box and his hands, but he does it. O’Keefe said they’ll deliver in any weather — even deep snow.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
The last time they could not make a delivery was more than two winters ago during a major snow storm.
O’Keefe said he does not own a car and he’s glad he doesn’t have to pay for gas while trying to run a delivery business.
The restaurants served by Hot Spokes are:
PJ’S LAGER HOUSE
SLOWS TO GO
Delivery areas include: New Center, Woodbridge, Cass Corridor, Downtown and the Medical Center. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Get more information at this link).