Published: 16:34, 11 July 2019
| Updated: 16:41, 11 July 2019
Takeaway delivery service Deliveroo has officially launched in Margate.
The service will mean residents can order from 30 takeaways and restaurants in the town ranging from chains to independent stores.
The company says 50 jobs will be created following the launch today.
Hundreds of free doughnuts will be handed out around the town centre on Saturday to mark the launch and a 20% off introductory offer is also being brought in for four weeks.
Deliveroo says it hopes the launch, which was announced last month, will bring a major boost to small restaurants to welcome new customers by offering delivery service.
Harrison Foster, Deliveroo's regional director in the UK, said: "Launching in Margate is a key milestone for Deliveroo. Margate has a thriving foodie community and a wide range of restaurants, so we’re excited to connect them.
"We look forward to working with our new restaurant partners to reach a new customer base and expand their businesses.
"Deliveroo will also create work for 50 local riders and are thrilled to offer a flexible role to the community.”
Customers can order deliveries via the mobile app up to one day in advance or place orders for delivery as soon as possible between 5pm to 11pm on weekdays and 11.30am to 11pm at weekends.
Here's the full list of restaurants and takeaways in Margate:
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