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Deliveroo To Give Away Free Food On St Patrick's Day

By Dave Simpson

Deliveroo is giving anyone named Patrick, Patrice, Patricia or Patrizia the opportunity to win €17 worth of Deliveroo credit on St Patrick's Day.

To enter the competition, enter your details at Deliveroo.ie/more/st-patricks-day by 23.59 today (Tuesday 15 March), and Deliveroo will send the credit code directly to winners' inboxes on St Patrick's Day.

Spokesperson for Deliveroo Ireland Paddy Quinlan stated, "Deliveroo loves Ireland and the presence we have in communities across the country. As the nation celebrates the return of St Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, Deliveroo wants to get in on the fun. I hope my fellow Paddys enjoy their free lunch and make the most of Dean McGuiness’ expert pairing suggestions…I know I will!"

Starbucks Launches Nationwide Home Delivery On Deliveroo

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The above news followed news that Deliveroo and Starbucks have announced a national home delivery partnership, which allows customers to have Starbucks products delivered to their door by Deliveroo from over 60 coffeehouses across Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Dundalk, Drogheda and Naas.

Deliveroo stated that a survey conducted by Censuswide of 1,000 people revealed that 23% of the Irish population drink coffee more than once a day; oat (5%) and almond (5%) are the favourite plant-based milk alternatives to enjoy with coffee; per capita, the province in Ireland which drinks the most coffee is Munster, followed by Leinster and Connaught, with Ulster consuming the least amount of coffee; and the favourite coffee drink of Irish customers is a cappuccino (22%) closely followed by a latte (18%)

Deliveroo also stated that its partnership with Starbucks is the latest update in the food delivery company's continued growth plans in Ireland, following its recent update that it has expanded its service in six new counties - Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare, Louth and Meath.

Regional manager for Deliveroo Ireland Paddy Quinlan stated, "We are extremely excited that the iconic coffeehouse Starbucks has chosen to offer home delivery on Deliveroo. We are constantly looking to bring more choice to our customers and this partnership means customers will be able to enjoy Starbucks premier specialty coffee, beverages and food, delivered to their door in under 30 minutes."

Director of marketing & category at Starbucks Ireland Celine Gilmer stated, "At Starbucks, we are proud to offer our customers an unrivalled convenient and personalised experience, however they choose to enjoy their beverage, savoury or sweet treat. We are always looking at ways to meet the needs of those who are unable to visit us in-store and with this new partnership with Deliveroo we can ensure that many more customers can connect with us in ways that best suit their needs and lifestyles."

Deliveroo Orders Increase By 140% In Dublin

All of the above news followed news that Deliveroo has seen the number of customer orders in Dublin increase by more than 140% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Deliveroo, during this period, burritos have secured the top spot as the most popular dish in Dublin households, closely followed by a cheeseburger and fries, yet many people in Dublin have been choosing healthier preferences, with Deliveroo data showing a 69% increase in the number of orders from healthy restaurants over the past year. A salad bowl is the top most ordered healthy dish, and smashed avocado is a consistent favourite, according to Deliveroo.

Deliveroo data also shows that the people of Dublin have been experimenting with more cuisines, with American, Chinese and Japanese being the most popular, while Greek food orders have increased by more than 150% over the past year.

Deliveroo stated that more than 440 new restaurants in Dublin have joined the food delivery company's platform since the start of the pandemic, and, to facilitate the growth of the business in Ireland, Deliveroo recently opened a new office in North Dock in Dublin with the team focussing on business development across Ireland, which is in addition to the more than 1,000 self-employed riders across the country with whom that Deliveroo continues to work.

Regional manager of Deliveroo Ireland Paddy Quinlan stated, "We are proud of our continued growth in Ireland and we remain committed to supporting our restaurant partners and the local community after delivering a vital service during the pandemic. We’re really excited to see what the future holds for us in Dublin, as we continue to expand and support our partners to meet growing customer demand across the city."

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