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Takeaway app 'Chester Eats' launches

17 March 2021

Chester foodies will be able to browse local independent takeaways via the ChesterEats app, which launches this week.

Andrew Cliff, from Tarporley, has been running his dad’s agricultural business throughout the pandemic, whilst working away behind the scenes to create ChesterEats.

The app - available to download from tomorrow - will work in a similar way to other food ordering apps, but will offer 'fair deals’ to local businesses who have had to adapt their business due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To mark the launch, ChesterEats will be offering discounts off first orders, as well as supporting local charities with their profits.

Andrew, 46, said: “ChesterEats will launch with a minimum 10 per cent discount available with all our partners, some of our partners have chipped in with offers to. For example, Bombay Palace have matched our discount so Chester residents using the ChesterEats will be able to access a 20 per cent discount at launch with Bombay Palace.

“Secondly, we have always said that ChesterEats will support the local community by putting back into the community. We are kicking off with 10 per cent of all profits from the first two months will be donated to local Chester charities and local organisations that support the community.

“We are also running regular local competitions for food from our partners, so that our customers also get some rewards as we really appreciate the support we are getting. To date we have given away over £200 worth of food to our supporters.”

ChesterEats already has over 3,000 social media followers, with 24 businesses signed up to the app.

ChesterEats is charging a 7.5 per cent commission fee, and will be promoting local restaurants and eateries via their social media channels.

Andy added: ““Our concept is very simple, we are focused on supporting locals by reducing outlet fees so that the outlets get a fair deal for the service they offer.

“Well known food ordering apps charge between 14% - 33% commission on all orders and all this money goes to corporate coffers and not back into the local economy. Then they only advertise the big companies like KFC and MacDonald’s, leaving all the local independents behind.

"As our fees are much lower, outlets can offer exclusive discounts to the residents of Chester through ChesterEats which they cannot afford to do through other apps.”

Andy will be carrying out deliveries alongside friends and family, with a view to recruit drivers as the business grows.

He added: “It’s a great time to do something like this due to the current situation. I think we can really help the local community and give back. We hope people will enjoy that more personal experience.

“The amount of positive feedback from the Chester public and enquiries from food outlets has been amazing!”

Chester residents will be able to download the app on Apple and Android devices, or place orders through the ChesterEats website.

(via Chester Standard)