Four year-old Deliveroo has created over 6,300 jobs since launch

Food delivery platform says breakfast has been a significant driver of growth, with a 100% increase in orders on the previous year

Deliveroo, the Startups 100-featured food delivery company, has marked the fourth anniversary of its first delivery by co-founder William Shu with the announcement that it has created an estimated 6,300 jobs since launch.

Based on data from Capital Economics, Deliveroo claims to have created 5,000 jobs in UK restaurants and a further 1,300 in the supply chain, as well generating an estimated £200m in revenue.

Meanwhile, internal Deliveroo data has revealed a 100% increase on breakfast orders in January 2017 compared to the previous year – making the first meal of the day a significant driver of growth.

The company now counts more than 8,000 restaurants across the UK as partners including major chains Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Wagamama and smaller independents such as Tommi’s Burger Joint and The Secret Pizza Company.

Deliveroo saw 650% worldwide in 2016 and announced last month that it will create another 300 highly-skilled technology jobs in London, which is home to its global HQ.

Shu commented: “Deliveroo is on a mission to transform the way we eat in the UK. We’re helping great British high street restaurants make a comeback by connecting hungry people across the UK to amazing food morning, noon and night.

“We really think people have changed what they expect to be able to order at the touch of a button, and it’s great to be helping so many chefs supercharge their businesses across the country.”


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