Just Eat has announced that it will extend its new 25% discount for NHS workers after an “unprecedented response” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The food delivery service revealed, in the first two weeks alone NHS staff have ordered over one million meals and saved over £1.5mcollectively. Just Eat said the initiative was introduced as a way of saying “thank you and to show appreciation” for the NHS staff.
The discount, which was meant to end earlier this week (14 April) however it has been extended for a further two weeks until 26 April.
As Just Eat works with over 35,000 restaurant partners and delivers to 95% of UK postcodes, it has pledged to utilise its position as the UK’s leading food delivery business to find ways to continue to “support its restaurant partners, couriers within its network and wider community”.
In addition to extending the discount, the food delivery app also announced it will be introducing a longer term initiative to support more people on the frontline who are putting themselves at risk, in order to help others.
Andrew Kenny, UK managing director said: “We are proud to be making a small difference to the individuals and families of those working for our fantastic NHS. Over the last few weeks we’ve heard from many of our customers and hardworking restaurant partners, who want to join in the efforts of supporting those doing an heroic job right now. We’re working on an initiative that will enable them to do just that.
“With the huge strain on our front line workers set to continue for the foreseeable future, we want to show our support to the people doing an extraordinary job of keeping this country going.”