October Update

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Hi folks. I like to think I’m a positive sort of guy. But how in hell is closing at 10pm with a hard “everyone out” a good idea. Unless those in charge expected a Star Trek like transportation system to be invented last week, then chucking everyone out onto the street is going to create… a crowd. Utter madness. We’re heading for tighter controls and a rise in demand for delivery. Remember we’re here to help. If you’re in government. We can help with the first bit as well. 

On Demand gets the call up (again) – Lewis Wild

After this week’s updated information from the government regarding lockdown measures on demand delivery is going to be even stronger than ever. With the introduction of the 10pm curfew, there are now certain hours when customers have no choice but to use on-demand services.

If there are businesses who for some reason still aren’t utilising these services, there is no better time to start than now. 

The market is heading in the direction of on demand delivery as it is. With the current situation it’s a time where innovation should be embraced, businesses should be looking into the future.

A new app “I Am Here” aims to make this a possibility for even smaller businesses to achieve. By using GPS technology, customer locations are able to be pinpointed once the order is placed.

Upon arrival the business is aware of where goods need to be delivered to leading to a fast and efficient service for staff and the consumer.

We are currently looking for BETA users to test this brand-new service. With limited availability it will be first come first serve.

If you’re interested email simon@fudami.co.uk for more information.

FOOD DELIVERY NEWS

Better burger brand Byron has begun its move into dark kitchens. It’s thought the company will initially look to open five dark kitchens which will be in use as well as the 18 of their restaurants that have been reopened so far. 

If you’re looking for dark kitchen space or have space to let – tell us. We can help!

Dunkin brands is gearing up to test a check-out free store in California next month. Through the use of a mobile app and QR codes it will allow customers to grab coffee and baked goods without interacting with anyone or scanning anything at the kiosk.

Contactless trials are not going to be during Covid only – I expect these to stay in high traffic locations.

Vegan fast food concept The Vurger Co. has launched their “at home” DIY burger kits. The ‘New York Melt’ and ‘Crispy Chicken Burger’ kits are designed so customers can construct them from home.

The Cook + Thief are seeking £450,000 of crowdfunding to help continue the development of their delivery concept for high end restaurants. The business is initially focusing on the capital where it has a ghost kitchen but has sights to roll out to other cities and countries. An app is also in development which includes rider allocation. By the end of August, they received 1,200 orders with a repeat order rate of 53%.

OFFERS / PRODUCTS / SERVICES

These are from our readers so if you have something to share please let me know.

Dark Kitchen space to rent in Wandsworth 

– Price : £1,850 inc all bills excluding VAT

– SW18 1SL

– Great for production delivery 

– 250 square ft

JOB OF THE WEEK

Managing Director – Fit Food Business, London £70k

COREcruitment is working with an amazing start up food concept in London who we think are going to be MASSIVE in the next few years.

Managing Director might be a little grand as a job title, this is a very hands on role that will work with the founder and cover all elements of the business.

We are looking for someone who can create a great culture and ethos as well as running a profitable business.

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