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Deliveroo to open new delivery-only kitchens

The kitchens are playing a ‘vital’ role in helping restaurants recover from the pandemic with UK&I total orders increasing by 87% in the first 9 months of 2021.

Deliveroo has announced the UK-wide expansion of its ‘Editions’ kitchens with the opening of new sites across London, in Acton, Brent and Dulwich.

The restaurant partners at the new sites include: Five Guys, Dishoom, Shake Shack, Pho, Rosa’s Thai, Tao Tao Ju, Bleecker, Chilango, Tortilla, and Pasta Evangelists.

The delivery-only kitchens will also create additional job opportunities for chefs and catering staff, with the new UK openings creating more than 1,000 jobs this year.

Meanwhile, the expansion forms part of Deliveroo’s plan to grow its Editions service and roll out more sites across the country, and it follows the opening of sites in London and Bristol earlier this year. 

Deliveroo said the Editions kitchens are playing a “vital” role in helping restaurants recover from the pandemic by enabling them to reach new customers, without having to pay for and set up a physical premises.  

After creating the delivery-only kitchens in 2016, Deliveroo now has Editions sites across the UK, including Manchester, Leeds and Brighton. Deliveroo now serves every UK town with a population of over 50,000.

The company’s plans to expand its Editions service and to continue to invest in the food delivery sector follows a period of strong growth, with UK&I total orders increasing by 87% in the first 9 months of 2021, compared to the same period last year. 

Will Shu, CEO and founder of Deliveroo, said: “Our delivery-only Editions kitchens have been a gamechanger for the food delivery industry, and will continue to play a vital role in helping restaurants recover from the pandemic and drive growth.” 

Emily Tang, co-founder of Tao Tao Ju, added: “The investment by Deliveroo into its Editions sites and the expert knowledge of the Editions team means that we can reach even more customers and boost our order growth.”

Rory Scallan, head of commercial for Five Guys, said: “Our delivery sales and partnership with Deliveroo has grown throughout the pandemic and we’re excited to see how the Editions kitchens can further strengthen this.”

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