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January Update

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Welcome all to our fortnightly newsletters in 2021. 

We remain eternally optimistic for the future whilst fully understanding the incredibly tough times we still face over the coming weeks.

That said there’s opportunities now to bring the resource to you by the end of January. This will be the start of the journey for FODD not just a website launch.

As ever keep in touch and we wish you a very safe and successful 2021.



Dominos Pizza has added their new service “Carside Delivery” to their online ordering platforms in the US and is already available in 6,100 separate locations.

To start the service is only available during peak evening dining hours of 4pm-9pm.

Here in the UK the same idea is possible. If you wish to turn your business into a drive thru pickup, I Am Here can do exactly that. 

With seamless order ahead app integration you can be up and running in a matter of days.

Any enquires please email :

A Record 500,000 people have signed up to the Veganuary challenge to eat only plant based foods for a month. The number is double that of January 2019 and research has shown the increase in good plant-based alternatives is leading to a rising number of people trying the new products.

In not too different news, 2.7 million people have given up on this months “Dry January.”  Can you really blame them though!

Leon has launched a new vegan subscription service and burger at-home kit in a bid to help people eat more plants this January. Their new monthly subscription service will give guests 30% off every vegan menu item nationwide to further promote this.

McDonald’s has introduced click and serve at it’s UK drive-thru’s aiming to combat an increase in waiting times.

In the days following the new lockdown customers have had trouble accessing drive-thru lanes due to the vehicle or purely because of the increase in interest.

Designated parking bays are present in ALL drive-thru’s to help. Enabling you to park, order via the McDonald’s app and have your order delivered straight to your window.

However, the daily telegraph has reported click and collect services could be banned everywhere apart from supermarkets after being deemed “not essential.” It will be very interesting to see where that goes.

On-demand giants Deliveroo are set to expand to 100 new UK towns and cities as well as doubling its number of “editions” sites globally.

It also has plans to expand its reach in 150 locations including Glasgow and Home Counties due to the increase in customer demand for the on demand delivery service last year.

Let the growth continue!

Artisan Bakery, Paul, have started up their free hot drinks for NHS and emergency response workers for the first time since July.

Previously available from March last year the scheme has so far given 5,500 tea’s and coffee’s to frontline staff.

It’s acts like this that will get us through the next few months / weeks. Here at Fudami and the we are also here to help in any way we can. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Operations Manager – London, £50,000 quick service retail & delivery

COREcruitment is recruiting for an Operations Manager for a growing grocery brand that are developing their online & delivery business.

The company have a small footprint in the market and looking to grow further, if you are keen to hear more please contact sonny@corerecruitment

Role is:

  • Foodservice National Account Manager
  • Home based
  • Ideally B2B, Contract catering and Foodservice Wholesale experience 

Send CV to



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