A Deliveroo Editions site in South London. LONDON — Food delivery service Deliveroo announced on Wednesday that it will create clusters of pop-up kitchens to help existing restaurants launch delivery services in areas they don’t already cover.
The "Deliveroo Editions" locations will each include six or seven portable kitchens, the company said, adding that it expects to create 1,000 jobs in the UK in 2017 through the launch of the new initiative.
Deliveroo CEO Will Shu told journalists at a press event in South London on Wednesday that the company plans to launch around 30 sites in the UK by the end of the year.
The company will open further Editions locations in countries such as Singapore and Dubai, Shu said. A Singapore location will open next week, and the company said it expects to have Deliveroo Editions locations in five countries internationally by the end of 2017.
Shu said that "we put up all the capital" for the Roobox restaurants, and the company would then charge a higher commission on each order to get its money back from the restaurants. He said that he expects Deliveroo Editions to be a "significant part" of the company in three to four years. Inside a […]