Deliveroo signs PizzaExpress deal

01 June 2016 by
Deliveroo signs PizzaExpress deal

London-based restaurant food delivery service Deliveroo has signed a deal with PizzaExpress.

Only four of PizzaExpress's restaurants will be using Deliveroo initially, along with six Milano restaurants in the Republic of Ireland, in an initiative that starts today.

The four UK restaurants participating are in London, Guildford in Surrey, Leicester (pictured) and Manchester.

However the company said it expected 40% of PizzaExpress restaurants to be offering the service by the end of July.

Richard Hodgson, PizzaExpress chief executive, said: "It's been our long standing ambition to deliver our much loved pizza to customers at home; however the challenge has been to find a way to deliver our products nationwide, to restaurant standard.

"Deliveroo is a perfect fit for us, as they are dedicated to providing excellent delivery logistics to the restaurant industry. They can deliver our hand-made pizzas and other dishes quickly and to an excellent standard; ensuring that our customers experience the same dining experience at home as they would in our restaurants."

Deliveroo co-founder and chief executive Will Shu added: "PizzaExpress is one of the biggest and best loved restaurant brands in the UK and Ireland, and one of our customers' favourites. We're thrilled to be working with them and bringing their delicious food to hungry customers across the country."

PizzaExpress has 460 restaurants, while Deliveroo currently operates in around 40 UK cities, although it plans to double that number by the end of this year.

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