We can hardly believe it. Sherpa’s is turning 18 years old this month! We’ve been serving hungry customers in Shanghai since 1999 and Suzhou from 2007. What did the fair city of Suzhou look like then? Well, mega-renovations to the railway station had just started, ‘The Pants’ were but a dream, and there was no subway system. How things have changed over the years. But what hasn’t changed is our dedication to delivering great eats to hungry customers!
American Mark Secchia originally founded Sherpa’s as an MBA internship project for the China Europe International Business School. Instead of finding an internship position, he started his own company.
The first headquarters was set up in an office borrowed from a cleaning company. After the cleaning team would clock out, the Sherpa’s crew would come inside to use the computers. The original courier team rode bicycles with wooden delivery boxes strapped on the back and didn’t have uniforms, only baseball caps. Later on, the first uniforms were lovingly made by hand by one of the team member’s mothers.
It was tough going at first. Mark would stand outside of expat hubs like Plaza 66 and the Portman with photocopied menus, asking people to try out the delivery service. He almost called it quits a few times and wondered if the stress was all worth it. We’re glad he stuck it through though. Sherpa’s is now partnered with hundreds of partner restaurants and operates all across Shanghai, Beijing, and Suzhou! No matter if you’re looking for an American dinner, Indian curry, or an Italian pizza and pasta feast, our professional courier team can make it happen.
How are we going to celebrate 18 years of foodie fun? By giving away some really big prizes! That’s right. We’re giving you presents for our birthday.
Each time you order Sherpa’s, you’ll be entered in the lucky draw! The more you order, the better your chances to win. Eat well and win big. What could be better?
Well, we’re also keeping everyone satisfied with 18rmb special deals, buy one get one offers, and even discounts on booze! Oh yea, we’re even giving away vouchers and special edition mugs on our social media accounts.
Win Vouchers & Snazzy Special Edition Mugs!
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Thanks for all the support! Cheers to many more good years.