Get & Go Express was an instant success when it opened September 2004 in Springfield, Illinois. It is the brainchild of Jeffrey A. Parsons, the inventor of the unique portable structure that houses up to 33 vending machines offering soda, candy, chips, other snacks, hot and cold food, and merchandise. The business can be operated 24 hours a day 365 days a year without employees. The owners work only a few hours a week to service, clean, and fill the machines. Their patented buildings are fully portable and do not require permanent anchoring. This allows them to utilize highly visible commercial lots that may not be available to new construction. Additionally, if a location does not prove to be profitable the business can be relocated with minimal cost.