Companies must have a minimum of $2 million in annual revenue to be included on the list, which tracks percentage growth over a three year period. Zifty.com came in at No. 3705, one of 186 metro Atlanta companies on the list, including two in the top six. See the list of metro Atlanta companies here.
“We are honored to be included in this list, particularly given that our growth occurred during a very difficult economy,” Jennifer Pete’, Zifty.com’s co-owner and vice-president, said in a news release. “Our success is really a testament to organic growth, buy-in and support from the local restaurant community, the quality of our employees and our dedication to exceptional customer experience.”
Zifty.com was founded in 2003 and has since grown from one employee and six participating restaurants to 61 employees, 95 participating local restaurants and $2,965,063 in annual revenue in just nine short years. The company has experienced 146 percent growth over the past three years, which prompted its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list.
A key component of the company’s growth? Offering full benefits and 401(k) with matching to all employees who work at least 30 or more hour per week.
“We have almost zero turnover, and we really empower our staff to get creative with customers, whether it’s writing a personalized note or including a little surprise or treat with an order,” said Pete’.
Other company signatures include a Zifty tracker, so customers can track orders in real time; real-time delivery estimates based on customer location and partnerships with some of Atlanta’s most beloved restaurants and food purveyors.
The Inc. 5000 List went live online Monday and will be available in print in the September issue.