happy food co founders Jeff Glasco and Kiersten Firquain

‘Tis the season for holiday gifting, and we’re sure you know someone who would appreciate a locally-made gift this year. Startland News just published their 2017 Made in Kansas City Holiday Gift Guide, and we’re thrilled to announce that our client, Happy Food Co., has made the Edibles and Drinkables List! This edition of the gift guide details nearly a dozen creative vittles and beverages for the person that wants to get a taste Kansas City.

Our CEO Steve Roatch said, “This has been a huge year for Happy Food Co. as they have expanded to 35 locations in Kansas City metro and are preparing for explosive growth in 2018. They have gone from a somewhat unknown startup to a 2017 Under the Radar Startup, to winning Thinking Bigger Business’ 25 Under 25 award and are becoming a household name in Kansas City grocery stores.”

Roatch also commended Happy Food Co.’s co-founders Jeff Glasco and Kiersten Firquain on their accomplishments. “I have known Jeff for over 15 years and met his partner Kiersten nearly two years ago when Happy Food Co. first started. The two represent the best of Kansas City in terms of Midwest values, solid execution and desire to succeed. It has been truly fantastic to see them achieve such success.”

In 2015, our firm worked with Happy Food Co. to develop a custom software application for the startup’s Eat Well Platform, which enables customers to sign up for a membership, browse menu items, select and reserve meal packages and even pay for them.

If you know someone who’s fresh out of ideas or time for crafting their own dinner at home and  doesn’t want fast food or carry out gift cards? Happy Food Co. meal kits offer a wide range of flavorful, quick and easy dinner options with servings for typically two to four people — no subscription required. Check out Olathe-based Happy Food’s new party kits for the holiday season and ask about wine pairings. Kits are available at retail locations across the metro.