Bringing more meals to San Francisco and beyond

Since our team first launched Sprig in November 2013, our vision has always been to make it simple to eat well.

With today’s expansion of Sprig’s meal service to the entire city of San Francisco, Monday — Friday, we’re one step closer to making that vision a reality — but we’re not quite there yet.

Our mission applies to everyone, not just the people of San Francisco. When I say everyone, I mean everyone. And trust me, I realize that’s a crazy, ambitious goal, but in less than a year, we’ve already seen the impact that Sprig has had on the people, families, farmers and communities here in San Francisco. This week we’ll serve our 200,000th meal and we will have donated tens of thousands of meals. …

Since officially launching Sprig 7 months ago, I’ve been repeatedly asked by my closest friends: when is Sprig for Android coming out? Well, friends— today’s the day. I’m proud to announce that Sprig is officially live on Android devices.

We’ve been thinking about this release since we launched our initial service. We constantly get e-mails, tweets and even office visits from customers who have been borrowing their roommate’s iPad, dusting off an old iPhone, or swiping a company iDevice just to get a delicious Sprig meal to their door. …

How we approached the creation of Sprig lunch

It wasn’t too long ago that I was yet again stuck at my desk, on back to back calls, watching my colleagues go to lunch without me. We had just launched Sprig a few months earlier, but were still solely focused on dinner and it was in that moment, as I scarfed down an old Clif Bar and some Chex Mix, that I realized we really needed to start serving lunch.

My own realization was compounded by the hundreds of e-mails, tweets and phone calls from our customers asking us to expand to lunch. …

Sprig raises $10M Series A from Greylock Partners

Before Sprig, we came home from work every day hungry and tired. We faced empty fridges, an hour of cooking and dishwashing, or unhealthy takeout. We asked ourselves, “Whats for dinner?” and there was no good answer.

Millions of people every day face the same problem. They pour their hearts into their work and want to come home and spend time with their family and friends. And then when it comes to dinner, they are often forced to compromise between the easy option and the good option. The easy options — frozen dinners, take-out Chinese, delivery pizza—don’t provide the nourishment their bodies deserve. The good options—cooking from scratch, grocery shopping, prepared meals services—are either expensive or time-consuming. …

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Note: This post was originally shared via Andrew Chen’s e-mail newsletter.

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Gagan Biyani

Co-founder and CEO, @Sprig. Co-founder, @Udemy and Growth Hackers Conference. Advisor @Lyft.

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