July 31, 2021
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Food for thought: Wicklow restaurants can sign up to Just Eat for free as it launches €1m fund to support food industry

Wicklow restaurants who have been forced to close or who are only offering delivery services to customers can avail of €1m worth of supports from Just Eat.

The home delivery service firm announced the package of measures which will be available for the next 30 days, including reduced commissions for independent restaurants already on the Just Eat platform, such as those with just one outlet and small groups with up to four premises.

It has also abolished sign up fees for those joining the platform during the period and has made an investment in additional resources in operations and menu development.

A team of people will work with the numerous restaurants who are seeking to offer a takeaway service for the first time.

“We’re doing everything in our power to drive the necessary orders to keep all our restaurant partners busy during these difficult days,” Amanda Roche-Kelly, Managing Director, Just Eat Ireland said.

“Most of our existing partners remain open for delivery and collection and all are taking the necessary precautions to ensure safe delivery of food.”

Conor and Nicola Duggan, owners of Platform Pizza and Box Burger in Bray, added: “During these difficult and challenging times, we are very grateful to Just Eat as they have given our business an opportunity to continue operating, to continue employment and to continue providing a service to the community, allowing us to keep our brands alive.

“While we had to quickly adapt how we operate our business to keep our staff and customers safe, we are grateful for the continued support from our loyal customers. The measures introduced by Just Eat are giving us extra support – something that is badly needed.”

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