Deliveroo bounces into Dublin with food service
Deliveroo, the high-profile UK-based online food delivery service, has officially launched its Dublin service with a number of well-known chains and restaurants signing up to the venture.
Backed by investors including Irish tech entrepreneur Dylan Collins, the Dublin venture marks Deliveroo's first foray outside the UK, where it is well established in London. It has also recently begun an operation in Manchester and is also targeting Berlin.
Deliveroo does deals with restaurants that don't traditionally offer takeaway, to allow customers to order food online and have it delivered to their home or office.
The company raised about €22m in funding last January. Mr Collins, who founded and sold gaming firms Demonware and Jolt Online, invested €3.5m via his Hoxton Ventures firm.
Deliveroo provides all the necessary infrastructure to restaurants, including technology and delivery staff on bicycles. They aim to have food delivered to customers within about 30 minutes. About 40 outlets have signed up for the Dublin launch.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Mr Collins said the company takes a 30pc slice of the sales restaurants generate via Deliveroo, while customers are charged a €3 delivery fee.
Country manager Anis Harb said that restaurants in London typically see an uplift in sales of about £2,000 (€2,800) a week once they're on the Deliveroo network.