Delivery platform Just Eat experiences 43% surge in orders in UK

16th October 2020 (Last Updated October 16th, 2020 15:15)

Just Eat, a UK-based takeaway delivery company, said that its orders have surged by 43% in the UK, following the addition of approximately 800 restaurants of fast-food chain McDonald's and approximately 300 stores of bakery chain Greggs.

Delivery platform Just Eat experiences 43% surge in orders in UK
Due to the pandemic, several diners are opting for takeaways. Credit: Jay Wennington on Unsplash.

Just Eat, a UK-based takeaway delivery company, said that its orders have surged by 43% in the UK, following the addition of approximately 800 restaurants of fast-food chain McDonald’s and approximately 300 stores of bakery chain Greggs.

Between July and September, the company delivered 46 million orders in the country because of the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Due to the pandemic, a large number of diners are avoiding stepping out, because of which takeaway orders have surged.

The company hopes to see further growth in the next few months.

The group also expects to see growth in other markets such as Canada and Germany.

It recorded around 151 million orders across its global operations in Q3, which is a surge of 46%.

Earlier this month, the shareholders of the company, which merged with Dutch competitor Takeaway.com in February, granted their approval to the $7.3bn (£5.75bn) takeover of US competitor Grubhub.

The deal with Grubhub is expected to be completed by early 2021.

The company made its acquisition plans for the US competitor after the merger plans between Grubhub and Uber did not materialise amid scrutiny by the competition watchdog.

In August, Just Eat chief Jitse Groen told BBC about his plans to terminate gig workers at the operations in Europe and that he would want his employees to receive more protection at the workplace.