Dashing Drama and Mama keeps on demand delivery local

Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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If you crave a snack or need a ride in Winchester, Dashing Drama and Mama are here to help.

Shell Wills and her daughter, Lacey Todd, are independent delivery drivers who offer various services.

“We will go to the grocery for you and run and get diapers,” Wills said. “We’ll pick your kid up from basketball practice.”

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The two started delivering food through DoorDash last year. When they would go out for deliveries, they posted #DashingDramaandMama on social media. Drama is Lacey’s longtime nickname.

The pair decided to quit delivering for DoorDash when the company changed how it paid its drivers.

“Now they pay by the mile instead of by the order,” Wills said. “With Winchester being so small, it really cut into our pay.”

The high price of DoorDash orders is something that their customers regularly complained about, and many wondered if they could contact the pair to be their delivery driver directly.

“DoorDash marks up the food. It’s higher than what it would be if you went through the drive-thru and got it,” Wills said. “I had so many friends that were like ‘How do I get you to be my dasher?’ I was like ‘Message me directly,’”.

Wills has a friend who is a thriving independent delivery driver in Mount Sterling. After seeing that example and with an already existing customer base, she and her daughter struck out on their own in September.

For an initial $10 fee, Dashing Drama and Mama will go anywhere in Clark County. Wills said the best way to pay is through PayPal or other payment apps. They always provide a receipt and bring back the exact change if need be.

Wills said that they do “cigarette runs” and pickup alcohol but always check the IDs of the customer to ensure they are of legal age.

The service is available Monday-Friday starting at 5 p.m., after Wills gets off from her job as a database analyst administrator at Maximus Federal, until orders are done. Weekend deliveries are by appointment only.

So far, the service has been well-received.

“People really seem to love it,” Wills said. “I’ve had friends message and be like, ‘I don’t want to get out of bed, but the kids are hungry, could you go pick us up breakfast?’ or “I’ve got to work and can’t get out, but they are having this great sale, could you go pick it up for me?’,”.

In Wills’ opinion, there is a desire for more services like Dashing Drama and Mama.

“I have friends who absolutely won’t order DoorDash, but they use my service … People are looking for something like us to keep it local,” she said.

Interested customers can email at dramaandmama@gmail.com or contact them through their Facebook page, Dashing Drama and Mama. n on-demand delivery