The food delivery industry is enormous, and is currently experiencing extremely high levels of growth. This is due to the increasing need for convenience, as people become more and more time-poor and are constantly looking for fast, easy, meal solutions.
According to MCA’s Foodservice Delivery Report, 2018, the food delivery market was worth £8.1 billion in 2018, and contributed to 8% of the food service industry. Sixty percent of UK adults are active delivery customers, ordering, on average, twice per month. In total, this equates to 851 million meals ordered in 2018, and MCA predict that this dynamic market will be worth £9.8 billion by 2021.
With this in mind, this week, I’d like to introduce you to Simply Takeout, a new AFA Member that offers a unique and innovative web and mobile platform, enabling fast food providers to provide an easy-to-use, highly efficient delivery service to their customers.
What is Simply Takeout?
Simply Takeout was established in 2017, after extensive research, testing and analysis of the industry. Armed with these learnings, they developed a world-class, unique and innovative platform that takeout partners can use to manage the ordering and delivery of their food, increase their local profile and communicate offers to existing and potential customers.
Simply Takeout also helps partners to increase sales on ‘slow days’ by promoting these offers directly to their customers via the app, and provides multiple earning and fundraising opportunities for local communities, including clubs, organisations, students and businesses.
The unique system collects the money from customers, which is forwarded to the partners weekly and this business model ensures that Simply Takeout never has any debtor issues.
What makes Simply Takeout different?
Whereas other online ordering apps, such as Just Eat and Hungry House, tend to promote themselves more of a directory, offering no opportunities to build consumer loyalty, Simply Takeout’s unique web and mobile platform allows the promotion of offers, which provide greater value to customers and enable partners to ensure continued loyalty from their customers.
Having created a highly successful business model, Simply Takeout has franchised the business and is looking to accelerate its growth, by allowing selected franchise partners to share its methodology, brand and technology at a localised level.
What does the franchise package include?
- Complete use of the bespoke Simply Takeout platform
- Full-service maintenance and development of the system
- Comprehensive accounting and reporting
- 20 point-of-sale printers and window stickers to get you started
- CRM system to track Takeout partners, affiliates and promotional partners
- Full training and ongoing support
- Full social media support in your area
- Regular national competitions with fun prizes
- Influence to future development of the company and technology
- Branded VW Golf 1.5 TSi 130 Match (additional investment)
- Branded clothing and materials
The full cost of a Simply Takeout franchise is £25,000 and Government-led funding of up to 100% of the cost is available.
Simply Takeout is looking for highly motivated franchisees who possess the necessary skills to plan, organise and grow a successful business. You will need lots of determination and drive, as well as excellent communication skills, to enable you to promote the platform successfully to your potential Takeout partners.
If you’d like to find out more about Simply Takeout and how you can join this exciting, fast-growing industry, please visit www.simplytakeout.co.uk or contact Neil Slinn for further information: