After being plunged into a third wave and Lockdown Level 4 restrictions being put firmly in place, there’s no question that restaurants have been flung into turmoil as establishments have been instructed to close their doors. The new normal has become takeaway deliveries, a great option for hungry patrons, but not so much for restaurants hoping to make a profit during the pandemic.
Popular food delivery apps are notorious for taking a huge cut from restaurants, with many establishments beseeching customers to order directly from them instead.
However, restaurants may have a new knight in shining armour in the form of The Restaurant App. Not only is this ingenious app free to download, but it allows businesses to market directly to their customers with a simple click to popular social media sites.
Here’s how it works:
- For collection orders, notifications are sent to both parties via in-app notifications, SMS and email. These are charged at 5% plus vat of the turnover value (the total food order cost).
- For delivery orders, restaurants can accept orders which notifies a delivery driver via the Drivers App. These types of orders are charged at 5% plus vat of the turnover value, plus R2 and vat for the delivery.
- Customers are charged 3% to cover transaction fees.
- A driver solution is offered to restaurants with E-bikes and drivers available for R3600 plus vat per month.
- Despite the customer paying a delivery fee of R25+, the restaurants and customers will still receive and accept the order at a lower price than regular food delivery apps.
According to the Restaurant App’s website, here’s what you can expect to earn when you utilise them:
- R225 + 20% = R270.00 + R15 delivery fee = R285.00 Aggregator Bill
- Turnover paid to the Restaurant less the 25% commission = R192.38
The Restaurant App:
- R225 + 3% = R231.75 + R25 delivery fee = R256.75 The Restaurant App Bill
- Turnover paid to the Restaurant less the 5% commission + R2 = R209.76
The App ensures that restaurants have “full control of their marketing, sales and deliveries,” empowering them and providing them with a tool to market and deliver their own meals to their customers at the lowest rate possible.
If you’d love to learn more about this intuitive app, make sure you visit their website for more information: www.about.therestaurantapp.co.za