Takeaways move up a gear on Gloucester Road

April 01 2013
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A business that works with a number of Gloucester Road restaurants has won an award for being the most sustainable and innovative food delivery service in the West of England.

Takeaways move up a gear on Gloucester Road

A business that works with a number of Gloucester Road restaurants has won an award for being the most sustainable and innovative food delivery service in the West of England. Food Couriers

Using electric bikes to deliver meals from a selection of local restaurants, FoodCouriers prides itself on being a delivery service with a difference.

Located on Victoria Street in Bristol’s city centre, the food delivery company has been operating since September 2012.

FoodCouriers allows customers to order food from popular restaurants – through its website – and have it delivered to their doorstep.

These restaurants do not normally offer the option of home delivery, but FoodCouriers provides the service.

“We want to allow restaurants who don’t deliver the option to deliver to people’s homes," says co-founder of the company, Dotun Olowoporoku, 35.

Currently, the company works with a small selection of restaurants, including Salvatore’s Kitchen and Planet Pizza, and has recently teamed up with Halo.
The company is focusing efforts on gaining more partnerships with businesses on Gloucester Road.

“We want restaurants in every postcode in Bristol,” says Mr Olowoporoku.

He plans to get the company into cooperation with 50 restaurants in the next two months.

FoodCouriers has also worked alongside the Street Smart Campaign in order to raise money for homeless charities in Bristol.

The company is currently made up of five core team members in addition to a large group of delivery workers. It is set to expand its services to Bath and Birmingham.

To find out more about Food Couriers, visit www.foodcouriers.com.