Deliveroo has confirmed the launch of the delivery service in Frome from today (August 2).
The service confirmed in June that it was preparing to launch itself in Frome, with the town finally getting the green light from today.
People in Frome will be able to order meals from the service immediately as well as a range of groceries via the Co-operative.
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A number of well-known and famous brands will be available straight away on the delivery service, including the likes of KFC, Pizza Hut and Subway, but there will also be a number of more local outlets accessible.
These My Greek Fat Wraps, a travelling service providing quality Greek street food, and independent Australian-influenced cafe Nook.
The full list of services initially available on Deliveroo in Frome is as follows:
Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
My Greek Fat Wraps
Oldhams Fish & Grill
Tool & Gauge Cafe
The move is also set to open up as many as 50 jobs for people in Frome.
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Up to 50 riders are also being sought by Deliveroo to assist in operations around the town.
Deliveroo states those who work as riders will be able to work when they want and where they want, delivering food and groceries to customers’ doors in as little as 20 minutes.
Somerton and Frome MP David Warburton said in the wake of the initial announcement that the service would help Frome to “flourish” after the hardships of the Covid pandemic.
He said: “The restaurant industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and Deliveroo has proved successful in supporting this sector not only by helping food outlets reach new customers and expand their business but also by providing a huge number of flexible jobs, together with delivering to those unable to leave their homes during lockdown.
“As Frome continues to flourish and grow, I hope Deliveroo will provide support to the restaurants and takeaways in our area and I look forward to trying out the service soon!”
Berenice Cowan, Head of UK Expansion for Deliveroo, said: “At last, we’ve arrived in Frome! We can’t wait to bring everyone great food from local and national favourites, and to help local chefs reach new customers. Hungry foodies, here we come!”
Deliveroo has been extending its services in the further reaches of Somerset over the course of 2021.
The service launched in Bridgwater in April and also began delivering in Portishead in recent months.
In celebration of the launch in Frome, Deliveroo are offering new customers £10 off their first order when they sign up to the platform and use the code NEWROOTOWN at checkout. This is an offer for new customers only, with a minimum spend of £15 or more for one redemption per person.
For full details, see the Deliveroo website here.
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