Online food apps and online ordering were reaping the benefits of digitalization, even before the coronavirus pandemic started. The increase in urban lifestyles has helped this sector a lot.
Since the pandemic started, we have seen a devastating impact on businesses and the country’s economy. However, there has been an increase in food delivery. Food ordering apps and the online ordering industry is one of the few industries that are growing with COVID-19. That growth is pretty natural because we cannot go out and restaurants are closed for everything but takeaway, so the only option that remains is online ordering.
Since restaurants are not allowed to provide dine-in services, they are making huge efforts to promote take-out or delivery services. For many restaurant owners, online ordering and delivery services is the only way to survive in this harsh situation.
For those of us who are not good cooks at home, or who may just want to enjoy a variety of food while we are at home. They are the people who are helping the online ordering industry to get the leg up.
Menulog has been able to offer 2000 couriers jobs Australia wide over the pandemic period. Also, the number of Deliveroo riders have increased over the past few months.
According to Business Insider Australia, a Menulog spokesperson said, “Requests are coming from restaurants and cafes, as well as grocery, convenience stores and more”. Also, they said, “We have boosted resources to be able to meet the demand from these businesses as quickly as possible to ensure they can continue to operate.” Deliveroo Head of Corporate Affairs also told Business Insider Australia; their orders are stable and have kept at their usual pace during this pandemic.
These food delivery apps have come up with different systems and measures for the safety of their drivers, restaurants and customers, such as offering contactless delivery and cashless payments.
In contactless deliveries, there is no direct contact with restaurant owners, delivery partners and the customers. Payment is made online, and the delivery partners leave your order at a specific place without knocking your door. However, these methods have slightly increased the fee, but the main thing is that we still have a way to order food that is safe and contactless.
Milky Lane is one of the burger restaurants who deliver food, so if you are craving some amazing burgers, then order online and devour it at home while being completely safe. Not just the burgers, they have sides, drinks and desserts too. Milky Lane is a perfect place to get your food from while you are at home.