Deliveroo has fed 74,000 hungry customers in neighbourhoods across eight UK cities. The restaurant food delivery company was founded by childhood friends Will Shu, who has a background in finance, and developer Greg Orlowski.
Deliveroo, founded in 2013, has a network of 300 freelance drivers across London who deliver food from 750 restaurants including Honest Burger and Barnyard on Charlotte Street. Customers order through the start-up’s app, with delivery taking an average of 32 minutes.
Firms such as JustEat sign up restaurants that already offer takeaway, then operate as an online hub, on which hungry members of the public can place their orders. Deliveroo goes one stage further, by also doing the delivery work for the restaurants.
“In our platform, all restaurants have to do is cook the food, and we take it and bring it to people, which means we can work with a higher class of restaurant.”
And outside the UK, it branched out into Dublin and Berlin.