A premium restaurant food delivery service, which launched in Cardiff in August, has signed up a whole host of new restaurants as demand from food lovers in the city grows.
Since arriving in Cardiff four months ago, not only has Deliveroo delivered burgers to Professor Green and his entourage when they performed in the city last month, but it has revolutionised the way Cardiffians dine by delivering quality food from local independent and chain restaurants direct to people’s door.
With customer numbers doubling in the last month, Deliveroo has recently added Bagel and Burger Kitchen, Mission Burrito, Purple Poppadom and Masterchef finalists Larkin Cen and Dale Williams’ Asian inspired takeaway Hokkei, to its roster of over 40 restaurants.
Larkin Cen, founder of Hokkei, said: “When we looked at our target audience and that of Deliveroo’s, we noted a synergy between us. We both cater for the higher end of the market and for young professionals who want quality and convenience.
“At Hokkei our targeted delivery times are within 40 minutes. Given that Deliveroo drivers are on scooters, we are able to service our customers quicker so the food is fresh on delivery. We have found Deliveroo a fun company to work with on a personal basis and the orders come to us via a tablet which is easy to manage.”
Delivering to homes, offices and addresses of choice across Cardiff, including central Cardiff, Cathays, Pontcanna and the Bay, via a fleet of delivery mopeds and electric bikes, food orders and payment are all processed online at www.deliveroo.co.uk or on the Deliveroo app.
With a flat £2.50 delivery fee, by entering a postcode and preferred time slot, the website offers a long list of local establishments offering food within the delivery zone. This includes the option to schedule orders up to one day in advance or receive food as soon as possible between 12 noon and 11 pm – with an average delivery time of just 32 minutes.
Nick Lonergan, South West Regional Manager of Deliveroo, said: “Cardiff has a thriving foodie scene. As the vibrant capital of Wales it has a truly international spread of eateries. From Italian to Greek, Mexican to Asian, burgers to burritos, the selection of restaurants in Cardiff is world class, and the people of Cardiff really know their food. It has been a delight working with such a fantastic group of the city’s favourite establishments, transporting restaurant quality dishes to people’s homes and offices. The service also gives restaurants that don’t normally deliver the opportunity to do so, helping them grow their business. We now have some restaurants that do as many deliveries as they do covers.”
Cardiff is the latest city that the food delivery service, which was launched in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski, has expanded into alongside London, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Jack Cunliffe, South West Community Manager said: “The first four months in Cardiff have been really exciting, what a city to launch a food delivery service in! We are going from strength to strength, and the calibre of the restaurants we have on the platform has never been higher. In a year’s time, we hope to be at the centre of Cardiff’s food landscape, helping Cardiffian’s access the very best independent and chain food the city has to offer.”
Launched in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski, Deliveroo is focused on providing the ultimate food delivery experience. Hundreds of restaurants nationally are already taking advantage of their proprietary end-to-end technology and logistics platform to offer delivery for the first time without the hassle of running their own fleet of drivers.
Deliveroo is flourishing in cities across the UK and Europe including London, Berlin, Dublin and Paris. Cardiffians can make full use of the service through www.deliveroo.co.uk or the Deliveroo app.
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