Published: 10:04, 14 May 2021
| Updated: 10:10, 14 May 2021
Restaurants serving Turkish, Italian and Caribbean food will all be available to order from online - as Deliveroo launches in a Kent town.
The delivery service, which already operates in Ashford and Canterbury, is also offering a discount to the new customers in Herne Bay and village Greenhill.
Residents will be able to place orders for meals, either online or through an app, from the likes of Papa John's, High Street eatery Grapevine Meze Bar and Pops Jerk.
Meanwhile, grocery stores Co-op and Morrisons will also be available on the platform.
Deliveroo's head of UK expansion, Berenice Cowan, said: "At last, we've arrived in Herne Bay.
"We can't wait to bring everyone great food from local and national favourites, and to help local chefs reach new customers."
Deliveroo is offering all new customers £10 off their first order, costing at least £15, using the code HERNEBAY.
The British firm is also running a 20% promotion at selected restaurants.
It expects to add more town restaurants, takeaways and convenience stores to the platform over the next few months.
A Deliveroo spokesman added: "The launch will be a major boost to small restaurant businesses across Herne Bay who will be able to reach new customers and grow their restaurants through offering delivery.
"Working with Deliveroo increases restaurants’ sales as they can reach a wider range of customers.
"This enables restaurants to expand their businesses, often employing more staff, broadening their menus and lengthening opening times as a result."
Deliveroo is among the delivery service firms to have seen a huge soar in demand in the last year, as the pandemic saw eateries closed for months on end and people relying increasingly upon food delivery.
The company is still looking for as many as 50 people to become food delivery riders in Herne Bay.
Here's the full list of businesses in the town joining the platform: