This new holiday recognises those who have made food delivery possible — before, during and after COVID-19
GHENT, Belgium, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On the 8 September, Deliverect, a scale-up that connects UberEats, Deliveroo, Just Eat, Takeaway.com, and more delivery companies directly to restaurants by POS system, is celebrating the first annual International Food Delivery Day (IFDD) in collaboration with its customers. This new holiday honours the restaurateurs, staff, chefs and delivery drivers, along with Deliverect’s extended ecosystem of partners, who make food delivery possible.
Whether a restaurant worker, driver, owner, vendor or customer — this day shines light on everyone who continues to support the restaurant industry, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate, Deliverect will be hosting events in major cities around the world, featuring giveaways, special menu items, music and more.
When relying so heavily on an online service, it is easy to forget those behind the scenes who make it all possible. Deliverect is marking this day by recognising everyone who works hard to make sure individuals all over the world can enjoy a delicious meal, anywhere, any time.
During the pandemic, food delivery saw a 79% increase in online orders in the first quarter of 2021, nearly doubling its forecasted growth rate globally. This is a stat Deliverect saw come to life when the company helped to process an average of more than 1 million orders per week in the last year, a 750% increase from the year before.
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