play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    YO1 York Yo1 Radio York

  • cover play_arrow

    Matt Talks to Julie from PenLife about Inheritance Tax YO1 Radio

  • play_arrow

    Liz is talking to the ladies from Lollipop admin

  • play_arrow

    Liz is talking to the ladies from Lollipop admin

National News

Deliveroo dishes up first ever gift card

todayDecember 18, 2020 5

Background
share close

Deliveroo dishes up first ever gift card

Food delivery firm Deliveroo has followed rivals Uber Eats and Just Eat by launching its first ever gift card as demand for takeaways soars amid the pandemic. The group is offering e-gift cards which can be bought online and via its app in multiples of £10.

It said the launch comes in response to surging demand from customers ahead of Christmas.

London-based Deliveroo’s competitors, Uber Eats and Just Eat, already have gift cards available in the burgeoning food delivery sector.

The pandemic has seen food delivery firms enjoy booming business as restaurants have been forced to close due to lockdowns and tighter restrictions, turning instead to takeaway services.

Deliveroo announced in September that it was taking on an extra 15,000 riders to meet the demand, meaning more than 30,000 riders have joined Deliveroo’s platform since the start of 2020.

Since March, more than 11,500 new restaurants have also joined the platform.

Deliveroo spokeswoman Arabella Jenkins said: “In a time where many people are unable to see their families and in what has been a catastrophic year for businesses in the hospitality industry, we want to encourage people to give the gift of food and drink.

“It’s a special treat for those receiving the gift, but also helps to continue to support our incredible restaurant partners across the festive period and beyond.”

Deliveroo said it had given the first ever fully-loaded gift card to a customer who took to Twitter to urge the group to launch a gift card in time for Christmas.

It is also offering 500 people with festive names the chance to win a free gift card with a £10 credit.

Entrants can take part by emailing their details to fortunefavoursthefestive@deliveroo.co.uk by midnight on December 20.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

Rate it

Previous post

National News

Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75

Tributes have been paid to Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films. The actor, who also appeared in James Bond film Octopussy and featured in a number of Doctor Who episodes in the 1970s, died on Thursday aged 75.   His death followed “health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease”, according to a statement on his website. Mark Hamill, who starred as […]

todayDecember 18, 2020 3


0%