Local rival to Just Eat saves takeaways £250,000

A locally-based delivery app for takeaways and restaurants in a Liverpool city region town saves local businesses an estimated £250,0000. Andrew Brown reports

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Multiple food outlets have now signed up to Southport Eats


Takeaways, restaurants, pubs and cafes in Southport have saved themselves a quarter of a million pounds during 2022 thanks to a local app.

Sam Benson launched Southport Eats as a way of providing local businesses in the town with an efficient, reliable service. It allowed them to avoid the high charges of some of the big multinational companies in the industry such as Just Eat, Deliveroo or Uber Eats.

More than 110 local venues have already signed up to Southport Eats, with more joining every week. The lower costs mean better value for customers too with savings being passed on, with frequent discounts and exclusive offers.

Sam said: “A quarter of a million pounds in 2022. That’s how much you guys have saved local takeaways in the area by ordering with Southport Eats in 2022

“That’s an extra £250,000 that has remained in the local economy, by takeaways retaining more of their profits, rather than being sat in the bank of an international corporation

“Did you know, on an average order, your favourite local takeaway is at least £1.56 better off if you order with Southport Eats instead of a large national brand? Even if a takeaway only does 100 orders in a week, you can see how you guys supporting local makes a huge difference

“Some of the big corporations can charge anywhere between 15% and 36% on every order. That’s a huge amount for a small business to absorb. Some of them are based overseas, so millions of pounds are flowing out of the country every year.

“As well as being much cheaper we also provide an efficient service, excellent advertising and great local support too.


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Southport Eats is taking on big operators such as Just Eat. Picture by Tony McDonough


“We have a huge range of local businesses on board too, with a superb choice for customers. People can choose breakfasts, pub food, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, everything really!

“As a thank you for supporting local, these savings that are made not only allow takeaways to keep their prices down and employ more local staff, but it also allows them to offer flash offers, discounts, deals and giveaways with the money they are saving, allowing you guys to save some money too.”

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Customers will recognise lots of local businesses on the Southport Eats. Sgt Peppers joined last week, among several to sign up in November and December.

There are more than 10 Chinese takeaways including: Lucky Star (new), New Spring Deer (exclusive), Sea Palace, Lings On Kings, Panda Garden, Sun Tin, and Cathay Garden.

Pubs on board include the Woollen Pig, and The Thatch.

Other outlets include Shake n Roll; grilled food from Turkish Grill House; ribs from Gannets; vegan food from Megafauna; hog roast barms from The Farmhouse Kitchen; pizza from Mr Casey’s, kebabs from Sahara; burgers from Hey Burger; and drinks from West Street Off Licence.

This article first appeared in Stand Up For Southport

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