Today, award-winning food delivery service Deliveroo announces its ‘Eat In to Help Out’ scheme to support small restaurants in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Deliveroo will pick up part of the bill when Brits enter a special code when ordering from their favourite local restaurants every Monday-Wednesday during September. There is a different code for customers to enter for each of the five weeks of September.
The scheme follows on from the success of the Government’s hugely successful Eat Out to Help Out, which was launched by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support high street restaurants and ran throughout August. As that comes to an end, Deliveroo is stepping in with this new offer to consumers.
To claim their £5 discount, customers need to use the following codes on orders above £20:
- ‘EATIN1’ between 01/09/20 and 02/09/20
- ‘EATIN2’ between 07/09/20 and 09/09/20
- ‘EATIN3’ between 14/09/20 and 16/09/20
- ‘EATIN4’ between 21/09/20 and 23/09/20
- ‘EATIN5’ between 28/09/20 and 30/09/20
Deliveroo is committed to helping the tens of thousands of small and independent restaurants who are suffering as a result of Covid-19, and delivery is a vital way for them to sustain their businesses. To encourage more people to use delivery and support their local restaurants, Deliveroo is also offering new customers to the platform 14 days’ free delivery for the months of September and October.
There are more than 16,000 local restaurants involved in Deliveroo’s ‘Eat In to Help Out’ scheme. 100,000 customers will be able to get the £5 discount each week in September. Deliveroo is funding all the consumer discounts for the local participating restaurants. National chains are being given the option to participate, if they fund the discount themselves.
The Government’s campaign has given the restaurant industry a lifeline and much-needed cash boost following an unprecedented few months. As the campaign ends on 31st August, Deliveroo will pick up the baton and continue this drive to support local restaurants, with full support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the hospitality sector, both during the lockdown and emerging from it. Thousands of restaurants and cafes forced to close during lockdown were thankfully able to continue trading in some way using delivery services such as Deliveroo. For small, independent and local firms this has been a lifeline.
“Our Eat out to Help out scheme was designed to help restaurants reopen and protect the two million jobs in this sector, giving it the boost it needed. I hope that people will continue to show their support for this vitally important part of our economy and Deliveroo’s new Eat In to Help Out scheme is another way for them to do so.”
CEO and founder of Deliveroo, Will Shu, said:“Deliveroo is passionate about supporting local restaurants, who are central to our business and to so many high streets across the UK. Our restaurant partners play a vital role in our economy, just as they do people’s everyday lives, bringing people the food they love. We know they have been hit hard recently, and we hope Our Eat IN to Help Out scheme can play a part in helping their businesses through this difficult period..”