WE WERE BORN OUT OF THE DESIRE TO HELP SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC.
HI! I'M YGK TAKEAWAY'S OWNER TEAGAN MCLAREN.
In July of 2019, I had finally built up the courage to leave my very stable job at a Fortune 500 company to pursue the life of a full-time musician. Within 8 months I released a Nashville-recorded album, a professional music video, and was all set to leave on my first ever Western Canada Tour in April 2020. Unfortunately we all know what happened in March 2020, and because of the pandemic I had to cancel the tour.
Stuck with no income, I did what every other musician did and hit my social media platforms to live stream shows from home. As a person who always struggled to ask for help, all of a sudden I was 100% dependent on the kindness of friends, family, fans and strangers, to literally pay my rent and put food on the table. I was completely blown away by the generosity of people who were not financially struggling who were willing to help. It shook me to the core how people in the community came together to help me when I needed it most, something changed inside me in that first month, I became passionate about finding ways to give back and support the people in my community the best way I could.
I started brainstorming different business ideas, tried my hand at an online holiday retail store, but eventually landed on a delivery business that would help small business impacted by the pandemic. After reading about small business owners in my community struggling to make ends meet, and contemplating closing their livelihoods down, their stories and struggles really moved me to start a business that would help these very real people. With increased delivery demands and high commission rates of third-party apps, I came up with the idea of a delivery service designed for small local businesses.
YGK Takeaway was born out of the desire to help small local businesses impacted by the pandemic. Here we are a year later, helping small businesses meet their delivery needs with our Fixed Delivery, Restock Delivery and Scheduled Delivery, with more services to launch soon.