hungryhouse.co.uk, one of the UK’s best-known online restaurant platforms, and Quiqup, a UK start-up specialising in on-demand logistics, announced a partnership to enable hungryhouse restaurant partners in London to tap into Quiqup’s on-demand infrastructure.
The partnership gives hungryhouse restaurants on-demand access to Quiqup’s growing fleet of bicycles, scooters and cars, its underlying technology and customer support services, making it easy for them to offer customers a high-quality delivery service without any upfront investment in delivery equipment or staffing. Quiqup’s technology has been integrated into the tablet-based transmission device provided by hungryhouse, making it possible for restaurants to request a driver at the touch of a button.
hungryhouse restaurant partners will be able to use Quiqup either as their primary delivery solution or as an additional resource to supplement their existing delivery options. For instance, if a restaurant has more orders than their own drivers can handle at peak times, or if a restaurant does not employ its own drivers, it can use Quiqup to make sure that customers get their food on time.
The partnership is powered by seamless software integration between Quiqup and hungryhouse. Quiqup’s API has been integrated into TabLink, hungryhouse’s tablet-based transmission device, allowing restaurants to instantly request a delivery driver from Quiqup in response to orders. The tie-up has already been soft-launched in Central London, with hungryhouse and Quiqup planning on expanding the coverage area in the coming months.
Quiqup, a London-based start-up first launched in September 2014, provides on-demand last-mile logistics services to consumers and a wide variety of businesses, from independent retailers to major brands.
Bassel El Koussa, CEO and co-founder, Quiqup commented: “This partnership is a great example of how Quiqup can work with any business in the way that works best for them. Whether they sell takeaway food, groceries or clothes, our partners are able to tap into our infrastructure quickly and easily by integrating our technology into their existing systems. This gives hungryhouse restaurants the ability to offer the kind of fast, reliable and cost-effective delivery services that customers increasingly expect, without any of the pain of running their own delivery operations. We’re delighted to be partnering with hungryhouse and we look forward to working closely with them to expand the reach of the scheme in the coming months.”
Alice Mrongovius, CEO, hungryhouse said: “This partnership with Quiqup gives the restaurants on our platform complete flexibility when it comes to how they deliver takeaway to their customers. Many restaurants already have their own drivers, but others will now be able to use Quiqup to manage all of their deliveries, or alternatively call on them to assist during peak times of the day. This makes managing the logistics of takeaway far easier for all our partner restaurants, and allows owners to focus less on delivery and more on cooking the tasty food that they are known for.”