Deliveroo expands beyond delivery with restaurant support scheme

Food delivery company Deliveroo has launched a new support site for restaurants to help them reduce everyday business expenses.

The company has also unveiled a new portal offering restaurant staff benefits and discounts to boost staff retention. The brand new Deliveroo restaurant perks website is part of efforts from Deliveroo to broaden its offer to restaurants beyond just the increased sales and revenue associated with listing on the platform.

Offers available to 10,000 of Deliveroo’s restaurant partners include:

  • Up to 5% off green energy bills negotiated and waived broker fees
  • Up to 28% discounts on job advertisement boards, reduced fees for using temps and preferential rates for specialist recruitment firms
  • Up to 10% off printing services, restaurant wifi discount plus discounts in areas such as business rate reviews.

According to an Institute of Hospitality survey last year, 93% of restaurateurs struggle to recruit new staff and a quarter have seen an increase in staff turnover. A survey by Deliveroo of its restaurant partners has revealed that they see a shortage of labour as the biggest single barrier to business growth.

Through the new Deliveroo funded scheme, exclusive partners will get access to a restaurant staff benefits portal provided by WRKIT. It will allow employees to save on expenses such as the gym, cinema tickets and travel.

Restaurants will also receive up to 25% off training courses in areas such as food safety, supplier management and nutrition.

The site and staff discounts are available to all restaurants who partner with Deliveroo but some perks are either only available or available at a better rate for restaurants that exclusively partner with the company.

Dan Warne, Deliveroo UK managing director, said: “Deliveroo is passionate about food and we therefore want to help great restaurants to grow. We have been working with restaurants to understand what would help their businesses and we are proud to announce a package of support that will cut their day-to-day costs, meaning they can focus on what matters: producing amazing food.

“Deliveroo is all about bringing amazing food to customers, whenever and wherever they want it. By helping restaurants we will be able to deliver even more new and exciting meals to people.”

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