Deliveroo signs up 3,000 restaurants as more turn to delivery to cope with Covid-19

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Deliveroo has seen almost 3,000 new UK restaurants join the platform in the past month, as they try to generate revenue after being forced to close.

The food delivery business has also launched a new campaign #HereToDeliver to support the restaurant sector.

Restaurants turning to delivery on Deliveroo include large chains, local family favourites, high-end Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as takeaways. The majority of which did not perform delivery services previous to the pandemic.

Will Shu, CEO and Founder, Deliveroo, said: “We are here to deliver for restaurants who want to carry on offering their amazing food to families at home during this difficult time. 

"We are working with restaurants to optimise their operations for delivery, and we are doing everything we can to make sure people still have access to the food they want and need.”

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The company is now using experience gained from opening their own kitchens to help guide restaurants as they make the transition from dine-in to delivery-only outlets during the period of the pandemic. 

Responding to the needs of the restaurant sector, Deliveroo has also introduced 'contact-free delivery' and dropped onboarding fees for new restaurants

The delivery giant has also developed bespoke online marketing support for restaurants to let customers know they are operating delivery services.

San Carlo, which specialises in award-winning contemporary Italian, and Michelin star Chinese restaurant Hakkasan will be joining the Deliveroo platform soon.