Providing a greater choice of local restaurants and cuisine for the customer, as well as a new option for restaurants wanting to grow their business online, food delivery platform Menulog is launching its full delivery service across New Zealand.
The service will be rolling out across 23 cities and towns over the coming months making Menulog New Zealand’s widest-reaching hybrid food delivery marketplace and bringing greater food delivery options to customers in the regions.
To celebrate the launch, Menulog has removed all delivery fees for three months before moving to a tiered system with an average delivery fee of $5 and as low as $1.99 during off-peak times. The move followers increased demand from Kiwis wanting better value and more choice, along with increasing numbers of local restaurants looking to expand revenue possibilities.
Local Hamilton food truck, Pasta Fresca, has expanded its business by signing up and offering food delivery across the region.
“The full-delivery service gives me the chance to reach new customers who are outside my regular client base,” explained Pasta Fresca owner, Chris Taylor.
“I no longer have to rely on public events to bring in revenue, I’m not restricted by food truck locations, and I can open more days throughout the week.”
Morten Belling, Menulog managing director, noted that Menulog is committed to growing order demand for restaurants, creating jobs in both cities and regional areas, and providing greater choice for customers.
“Online marketplaces like Menulog offer restaurants the opportunity to diversify their offering and reach more customers,” commented Restaurant Association NZ CEO, Marisa Bidois.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of including an online offering in your business; it allows you to have more touch points with your customers and removes barriers to the ordering process.”
Combining Menulog’s core marketplace business with its new delivery service will mean the company will have more than 1800 restaurants on its platform by the end of the month.