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delivery management

Key Technology for Takeaway Businesses

Starting a small business in any sector is a big undertaking, even more so in a highly competitive sector like takeaway food.  From creating a business plan, to finding the right location, to hiring staff, to setting up your delivery, there is a lot you need to get sorted.

Before you can consider launching your business and opening your store to paying customers, you need to find the right systems that can help you manage, operate and grow your takeaway business.

3rd party platform orders

Too many ordering platforms & not enough profit

Over the last year we have seen a huge increase in the number of ‘ordering platforms’ that all aim to provide a one-stop-shop for people to order their favourite takeaway. The result is a local takeaway can now be on 3 major platforms (Just-Eat, Deliveroo & UberEats) as well as

rising restaurant costs
online ordering

Restaurants prices set to rise as firms struggle with surge in costs

Trade body UK Hospitality says its members – battered by two years of pandemic disruption and a Christmas marred by the Omicron variant – now face higher costs for energy, labour, food, drink, and insurance. A survey by UK Hospitality found that prices across the sector were set to increase

cloud kitchens

Simple guide to Dark Kitchens

What is a Dark Kitchen? Dark kitchens, also known as ghost or cloud kitchens, are professional areas in which food is prepared and packaged with the purpose of takeaway/delivery only. The business will operate from the kitchen alone meaning that there are no dining or waiting areas. Why has there

customer service

We talk Apps with The Spice Lounge Derby

We recently cought up with owner of The Spice Lounge in Derby, who have been working with App4 since 2015, to see how App has helped their business over the last 6 years, and continues to do so. Tell us how you started out with App4? I think it was

branding

Your online store is as important as your physical one!

On my lunch break the other day, I decided to have a walk round town whilst the weather was nice as apparently, it’s meant to be good for you. I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of new food businesses that had opened, almost opposite each other; one specialising

App4 & Basement Browns
click and collect

Safeguard the future of your food business with app and mobile technology

It goes without saying that it’s been a tough time for hospitality business owners, with many establishments only partially open or fully closed over the last year or so.  The past year has prompted huge changes in the hospitality sector, with many businesses adapting and pivoting their offering to be

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