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Old 29th Nov 2019, 07:07
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Next logical step after Deliveroo etc?

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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:11
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In towns, maybe. Not so likely out in the sticks, though.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:59
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 09:06
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UniFox, perhaps not. My Wife used to deliver Meals on Wheels. Food delivered a lockup kitchen back of the village High Street, heated and assembled, delivered over a 5 mile radius. Only a step up to a commercial level operation. Same village, industrial estate, made delicious looking desserts and supplied to local restaurants over at least 20 mile radius.

We know as we complained about one restaurant serving blue fur coated mouldy strawberries on a dessert. They came from this factory.

Pizzas and Chinese already rely on the home delivery service though neither appeal to me.

Then the alternative market that is very popular are the dine for a tenner such as Waitrose and M&S do, but when you throw in a bottle of wine it brings home just how cheap the food is.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 10:03
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So will TK call it Deliverpoo? Honestly I don't trust that bloke and he's often referred to as a sociopath. Good restaurants will continue to require booking in advance, and home delivery of crap will settle itself at the lowest common denominator. Learn to cook is sage advice albeit ignored, and comes with the added benefit of knowing what's actually inside your food.
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 09:45
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A restaurant's profit is limited by the number of customers it can seat and they usually all want to eat at the same time. Gear up to cover Saturday night with the required number of tables and staff and you won't bring in enough to break even on a Tuesday. A remote kitchen wouldn't be limited by seating capacity and could do away with expensive waiters as orders would go in directly from the customers ipad.

Home dining with the same food at a lower price would appeal to many, no problem finding a parking place or worrying about the breathalyser on the way home. No dirty kitchen to clean, just a few items to go straight into the dishwasher.

Hotel restaurants are reasonably protected as they have a ready market with their guests, and restaurants with a unique dining experience such as a famous chef, Michelin stars or a special location should still be okay. A business without a specific drawcard needs to be worried.
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