With restaurants forced to boost their takeaway credentials to stay afloat amidst Covid-19 social distancing measures, a shopping centre in Brisbane's northern suburbs is easing the burden.
Everton Plaza has launched an app so its tenants can bypass the hefty percentages taken by food delivery services such as Uber.
"All restaurants within the precinct are still cooking up your favourite dishes and now you will be able use the app to browse their menus, pre order, pay and pick them up all on one simple and easy to use platform," the food precinct said for the app's launch today.
"The app will allow you, not only to keep eating delicious food from the comfort of your home, but also to keep supporting local businesses in these unprecedented times.
"Unlike delivery giants, Uber Eats and Deliveroo, there will be no big fees charged to the foodies, which will allow you to help keep your local food businesses alive one order at a time."
The precinct's hospitality tenants include Comuna Cantina, Corbett & Claude, Sichuan Papa, 5 Boroughs, Stellarosa, Sweeties, Acai Brothers, Domino's and Banh Mi & Rolls.
"Measures have been taken to adhere to the Federal and State Government guidelines to ensure your food and health safety, and in doing this, the outlets have made the pick up process contactless," the precinct said.
The 'Park Lane at Everton Plaza' is available on iOS and Android.
Uber itself has taken stock of the difficulties faced by restaurants and caterers at this time, and has offered Australian businesses a series of new initiatives including $5 million in promotional funding.
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Updated at 5:32pm AEDT on 26 March 2020.
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