Ordering App Launched For Independent Food And Drinks Businesses In Belfast
A food and drink ordering app called Belfast Eats has been launched for independent food and drinks businesses in Belfast.
As reported by business-live.co.uk, the app was created by entrepreneurs Robyn Butler, John Kearns and Patrick McCafferty, and offers ordering services for independent Belfast food and drinks businesses only.
Butler, Kearns and McCafferty created the app to provide local Belfast food and drinks businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with an ordering solution that focusses solely on independent businesses.
The app is available to businesses based in Belfast city and the surrounding area. It charges businesses a 7.5% plus VAT flat rate to use its service.
At present, 30 restaurants and food businesses have reportedly signed up to use the app to provide ordering services, and more are reportedly in the pipeline. Blue Duck Off Licence, Brown's Fish and Chips, Hatch & Wolf, Love Pizza, Love Treats and Shakes, Loaded Street Food, and Oui Poutine are among the businesses that are currently using the app.
Business-live.co.uk quotes Kearns as saying, "We want to support local, independent businesses who may be struggling to compete with bigger chains who can afford a position on nationwide platforms which are often expensive and take commission of anything between 15 and 40%. The local element is the most important thing to us.
"Belfast is a small city but with so many fantastic businesses. We hope that this app will bring a community of local businesses together to improve their offering and attract more customers."
Meanwhile, Butler stated, "The devastating impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry has been clear for some time now, but we are confident that Belfast Eats will provide support to businesses in the industry."
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