Uk Curry Houses are at ‘Grave Risk’ From Fast Food Apps, according to the founders of a new ethical restaurant ordering service
Fast food apps will force a quarter of High Street curry houses out of business and triple the cost of a takeaway to £75 within a decade, experts have warned.
Whilst intermediaries like Deliveroo and UberEats do drive online sales, it is claimed that their alleged “unfair and grossly disproportionate” commission fees are eating into revenue and swallowing up restaurants’ meagre profits.
The situation is so dire that many curry houses are said to be losing money on every app-based order they receive.
Many curry houses are said to be losing money on EVERY app-based order they receive.
Restaurateur Asad Khan, the owner of India Dining in Warlingham, Surrey and a client of consumer PR agency Palamedes, said existing online delivery apps pose the greatest threat to the British curry house trade since the 1970s.
In response, Khan has now launched an ethical restaurant ordering service called Offie, which was developed with Ash Ali, the former marketing director at Just Eat.
It is said to offer restaurant owners similar benefits to existing apps but without commissions, contracts and order limits.
Our news story broke this morning and has already been picked up by Restaurant Industry News. You can read the full article here.