Quench now offers restaurant deliveries to customers during lockdown
SA startup and on-demand, app-based alcohol delivery service Quench announced that it has added restaurant deliveries to its service and it will be charging a lower commission than many of its competitors.
This comes after the company expanded to offer same-day deliveries of groceries and other essentials in the beginning of the lockdown period.
This means that the company will offer delivery services to restaurants, butcheries and bakeries with a minimal activation fee and only a 10% rebate charge.
The startup says in a statement that although food delivery apps have offered some restaurants a lifeline during the lockdown, many are crippling the industry with hefty commissions charged.
Head of restaurants at Quench, Matthew McCreedy, says the company want to relieve the pressure on restaurants by slashing their fees compared to most food delivery apps which tend to charge hefty rebates of around 20% to 40%.
“Traditionally app-generated commissions were more manageable when it represented a smaller segment of a restaurant’s overall revenue. But the pandemic changed that and we can’t sit by and watch as the hospitality industry dies a slow death.
"Our service will allow many restaurants, butcheries and bakeries to re-open their kitchens so that their staff can once again earn an income and their loyal customers can have a taste of their favourite cuisine in the comfort of their own home.”
Written by: Staff Writer.