Over 100 independent Scottish restaurants join the revolution to end extortionate commission fees
Remember the days when kitchen drawers were filled with takeaway menus? Now we have apps, but at a price. Now over 100 independent restaurant owners, fed up with paying commission rates of up to 35% to delivery services, have registered with the Secret Takeaways platform to drive business directly to their door and form a united front against third-party delivery companies like Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats.
In order to cover the costs of commission to the big guys, a lot of prices are hiked, it is often cheaper to order direct from the restaurant.
Clara Gomes, community manager at Secret Takeaways said:
“Our listings aren’t just bland menus, they tell the brand’s story and showcase their offering making the ordering process a much more human experience. For example, one of our member restaurants, The Pakora Bar, is run by three brothers who want to share their mother’s cooking with the city they love. Deliveroo don’t tell you that. But we do. Deliveroo also won’t tell you that when you order directly from The Pakora Bar, it’s 15% cheaper.”
The big three delivery apps compete with each other for the consumer’s attention. They spend a fortune to acquire customers and it’s a race to the bottom. We don’t have Snoop Dogg onboard and can’t compete with them on ad spend, but we aren’t trying to. We’re equipping restaurants to compete with them and our message is clear – save money and support local, it’s a win-win.”
The platform launched in Edinburgh today and is rolling out to cities across the UK in the coming months with international markets in the pipeline for 2022.
If you are in Edinburgh, let us know what your thoughts are on Secret Takeaways and how you have helped support independent local brands.
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