UK-based food delivery service Deliveroo is set to expand its presence with the launch of its delivery service into ten new towns during next week.
The new locations include Burton upon Trent, Nuneaton, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Warrington, Wigan, Middlesbrough, Farnborough and Harlow, reported The Caterer.
Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu was quoted by the news website as saying: “Deliveroo is expanding rapidly across the UK, bringing more people amazing food and helping restaurants to grow their businesses by increasing sales.
“At a challenging time for the high street, Deliveroo offers restaurants access to new customers they wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.
“We also help our restaurant partners cut costs and use unique data insights so they can make the most of the opportunity delivery offers. As a result, Deliveroo is helping to create thousands of jobs in high streets across the UK.”
This expansion follows a $575m Series G preferred shared funding raised in partnership with Amazon as the largest investor earlier this month.
Other investors who participated in the funding round include T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research, and Greenoaks.
The company is planning to use the funding to enhance its food delivery services to offer convenience to customers, offer more work for riders, and help restaurants expand their businesses by reaching new customers.
According to a report from Capital Economics, the food delivery firm created 25,000 jobs for the restaurant industry along with 25,000 self-employed riders over the past six months.