Some Darien residents wake up Sunday mornings to Upper Crust bagels delivered right to their doors, courtesy of Zach and Lindsay Dimonekas. The two Darien kids, who are 11 and 8 years old, started their bagel delivery service almost a year ago.
"We send out e-mails every week and deliver every Sunday morning," Zach said. The e-mails always have a little rhyme with a timely theme, such as Halloween or the Yankees when the Bombers lost in the playoffs.
The business started when their dad, James, came home and told them about a friend who had run a similar business when he was a kid. James suggested Zach and Lindsay try something similar. They've been very successful so far, with 40 clients in their system. They usually make between five and 15 deliveries a week.
"Zach mainly saves up his money. I sort of save, but I spend too," Lindsay said. The kids also give a lot to charities. This year they gave $500 to Haiti relief.
James said they reached a deal with Upper Crust owner Anthony LoParco for a discount. "We sat down with Anthony. He's always been good to our family," James said. Zach and Lindsay also deliver items such as muffins from the Darien bake shop.
The most important thing to them is to stay on their schedule and make the deliveries that they promise. "We guarantee never to be late," Zach said. Every bagel gets delivered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., no exceptions. "If we are late, the order's free that day."
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