Hangover Helpers: New business making hangovers less horrible
by aprill brandon
Dec. 27, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.
Updated Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.
Come Jan. 1, there will be more than a few New Year's Eve revelers suffering from a trashed house and pounding headache.
Luckily, help is on the way. Well, at least for residents of Boulder, Colo., who had the foresight to call Hangover Helpers ahead of time.
Started by two University of Colorado graduates, Hangover Helpers is a business that will provide delivery of grilled burritos and cold Gatorade, and even clean your house while you blissfully lay in bed and watch reruns of "Law & Order," according to their website, www.helpinghangovers.com.
The founders of Hangover Helpers are Marc Simons and Alex Vere-Nicoll, and while the business is still fairly new, word has spread far beyond the Colorado campus they mainly target. Already, the business has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Daily Camera, the Associated Press, "Live with Regis and Kelly," Forbes and even internationally with The Globe, Daily India and other news outlets from around the world.
The best part? The two friends only charge $15 per roommate for their services. All they require is that you call them the day of or prior to your party to make an appointment, according to their website. And even though they primarily operate Friday through Sunday, you can still call to arrange a cleaning should you throw a random Tuesday kegger.
Of course, right now Hangover Helpers only caters to the Boulder area. But here's to hoping they either expand or some clever Victorians take a page out of their business book and start a similar service for South Texas.