One of the UK’s most popular takeaway and delivery apps has revealed plans to double the size of its business – and deliver 20 million meals – in 2020.
Foodhub, which is owned by Stoke-on-Trent-based Touch2Success, in Fenton – was founded in 2017 to allow customers to order meals from their favourite takeaways.
Today the company boasts a network of more than 14,000 takeaway and restaurant partners across the UK and has seen more than one million downloads of its app since its launch.
Foodhub already bolstered its executive team with a number of key appointments, including Philip Mostyn as chief operating officer and Paul Hodkinson as chief technology officer, as part of its plans for growth.
Now the company – which saw takeaway orders increase by 33 per cent during lockdown – wants to build on the success it experienced over the last few months by delivering even more meals to families across the country, and expand its number of takeaway and restaurant partners.
Chief operating officer Philip Mostyn said: “Since its inception, Foodhub has been looking to disrupt the food delivery industry with technology firmly at the heart of this.
“We believe our consistent growth is a testament to our no commission business model; and during these challenging times, we would encourage other food delivery services to introduce a non-commission-based model to order to support independent takeaway restaurants to enable them to thrive in the current climate.”
Foodhub does not charge restaurants a commission for each order; instead opting for a fixed rental model.
As a result, it says takeaway restaurants are able to better manage their budgets and pass on savings directly to their customers – with most orders on average being 15 per cent cheaper than rival platforms.