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Dundalk one of seven towns in the running for Deliveroo expansion

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Dundalk one of seven towns in the running for Deliveroo expansion

Dundalk one of seven towns in the running for Deliveroo expansion

Deliveroo is to continue its ambitious expansion plan in 2019, having reached nearly 100,000 more Irish households in 2018, with Dundalk shortlisted as one of seven towns to expand into, according to the company.

Last month Deliveroo sought nominations via a dedicated website, challenging the Irish public to make the case for why their town should be top of the company's 2019 Irish expansion plans, bringing its logistic enabled delivery network that brings amazing meals to customers doors in under 30 mins.

The service has already delivered a realm of benefits to the towns in which it currently operates, including the provision of flexible working opportunities and new revenue streams for local restaurants operating in the area.

Because Deliveroo employs their own delivery riders, local restaurants are able to maintain focus on operations in-restaurant while capturing the delivery market at the same time.

Following nominations, the public can now vote on a shortlist of cities and towns where the winner will be added to Deliveroo’s 2019 existing expansion plans. One lucky member of the public who originally nominated the winning town or city will receive a Deliveroo Gold Card entitling them to year’s worth free food on Deliveroo.

The poll will be hosted on Deliveroo.ie’s Facebook page and voting ends on New Years Eve. Results will be announced shortly after.

Town and cities in the running for the vote:

Swords
Dundalk
Celbridge
Waterford
Drogheda
Kilkenny
Portlaoise

In 2018 Deliveroo has increased the number of restaurants it partners with, meaning the average Irish customer now sees double the number of restaurants to order from compared to the start of year, jumping from 40 to 80.