If you’ve eaten at any of your favourite restaurants recently – Burger Project, Hatch & Co, Winner Winner – you’ve probably noticed, alongside the bustle of normal service, a steady production line of purple and turquoise carry bags being shifted out the door.
This month, Deliveroo notches up a year since it first started signing restaurant partners in the Queensland capital. And to celebrate, it’s offering free delivery for a limited time across the city. That means Red Hook’s New York-inspired burgers, Coppa Spuntino’s new wave Italian or The Yiros Shop’s kebab-beating pitas, all delivered for nothing more than what you’d pay at the restaurants themselves.
The promotion runs for a week and is likely to add further heat to Brisbane’s rapid uptake of food delivery services. “People are becoming more time poor,” Ben’s Burgers’ Ben Chiu told Broadsheet in November when asked about the food-delivery phenomenon. “Being able to order some food and then not have to think about it, and keep doing whatever it is you need to be doing, it just makes it so much easier."
In Brisbane, Deliveroo's coverage reaches to Chermside in the north, Carindale in the east, Sunnybank in the south and Indooroopilly in the west, covering everything in-between.
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