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13th March: Deliveroo is 10! The food delivery company served its first order a decade ago in London
London, UK: Deliveroo is 10! The food delivery company served its first order a decade ago in London, and to mark the special 10-year milestone, Deliveroo is rewarding 30,000 customers from across the UK with a £10 voucher to say thank you for supporting local restaurants found on the app in hundreds of towns and cities across the UK.
The £10 ‘thank you’ voucher is being given to 30,000 select UK Deliveroo customers to use on Monday 13th March and Tuesday 14th March, so they can join in the anniversary celebrations and order either a delicious meal from their favourite local restaurant or a supermarket shop.
Since its launch in 2013*, Deliveroo’s restaurant selection has grown from a handful of partners in London to over 60,000 restaurants on the platform across the UK and Ireland, offering a vast range of foods and global cuisine, at the touch of a button.
Deliveroo’s co-founder and CEO, Will Shu was Deliveroo’s first rider in 2013; 10 years on, the food delivery company now has a network of almost 90,000 riders in the UK who are a vital part of Deliveroo’s three-sided marketplace. Riders deliver everything from freshly made local dishes, on-demand grocery items to pharmacy products, direct to doors, in as little as 20 minutes.
Will Shu, co-founder and CEO of Deliveroo and firstever rider said: “I started Deliveroo in 2013 with a mission to connect people to the best quality food from local restaurants and deliver it directly to people’s doors. It has been an incredible ride and I am really proud of what we have built - we have partnered with thousands of the UK’s best-loved local restaurants and grocers, which has also created flexible work for nearly 90,000 riders. Thank you to our loyal customers for being part of this amazing journey with us and for supporting local businesses on Deliveroo for a decade.”
Daniele di Martino, UK CEO of Rossopomodoro, Deliveroo’s first and longest-serving restaurant partner said: “We joined Deliveroo on day one in 2013 with our Chelsea site. We trusted the project with good reason and couldn't be happier about this decennial partnership. Deliveroo’s platform constantly evolves, always offering the best service and support.”
There is no surprise that with a decade of food delivery under its belt, Deliveroo has delivered an enormous number of local dishes and grocery essentials to residents in the UK.
WHAT HAS DELIVEROO DELIVERED IN 10 YEARS?
Over the last decade, Deliveroo has delivered the following in the UK:
DELIVEROO FUN FACTS
Over the last decade, Deliveroo has been at the forefront of the latest food trends and innovations, including launching Deliveroo Editions delivery-only kitchens in 2017, pioneered to help restaurants expand to new areas.
In 2020, Deliveroo’s grocery offering was born out of a simple desire to support those isolating during the Covid pandemic, allowing customers to order groceries from partners such as Morrison’s, Co-op, Sainburys and Waitrose without leaving the house. There are now over 8,000 grocery sites live on the Deliveroo app in the UK alone, delivering supermarket and convenience items from food to drinks and household essentials. In 2021, we expanded our grocery offering to introduce a rapid grocery delivery service, ‘Deliveroo HOP’ which delivers direct to customers' doors in minutes.
Customers who have been selected to receive a £10 voucher (minimum order value £20) can place an order on Deliveroo on 13th and 14th March 2023 through the Deliveroo app, or online.
*Deliveroo’s journey over the last decade (2013-2023):