New local food delivery app showcases independent MK restaurants and takeaways

Find your new favourite local takeaway with MK Eats.

MK Eats, a new Just Eat-style food ordering app specifically for people in Milton Keynes, launched in July this year. It is owned and managed by two local people, Andy Roberts and James Cann.

MK Eats gives restaurants and takeaways in Milton Keynes a real alternative to the mainstream apps.

The low joining fees and low commission rates charged by MK Eats mean that it’s great for established restaurants and takeaways, but is also a viable option for some smaller food businesses who would have previously been put off by the higher rates charged by the other companies.

Speaking to Celebrate:MK, Andy said: “Many people don’t realise that the likes of Just Eat charge a huge commission to takeaways using their ordering services – anything up to 30% of the total order value.

“That is a huge slice of revenue that businesses have to hand over, and it’s money that’s leaving the Milton Keynes economy.”

When customers place an order through MK Eats, local restaurants and takeaways get to keep more of the money that they deserve.

The small commission that is paid stays here in Milton Keynes and is reinvested into the local economy.

As businesses are saving on commission by being on MK Eats, several restaurants and takeaways run exclusive deals and discounts that you won’t find on any of the mainstream ordering apps.

MK Eats aims to showcase the huge variety of quality, independent restaurants that we have in Milton Keynes.

Take a look at the MK Eats social media pages and you’ll see that a lot of effort is put into promoting the local independent restaurants and takeaways that they are working with.

Many of their competitors focus marketing activities on the big chains that are registered with them and spend little time promoting the local independents.

James added: “The app has been live for a few months and already we have over 60 restaurants and takeaways listed with us, including lots of established places that you will be familiar with.

“There are also some exclusives that you won’t find on any of the other food ordering apps.

“Have a look on the MK Eats app at who is delivering to your part of Milton Keynes. Maybe you’ll discover a new favourite local takeaway.”

The MK Eats app is available for download via the iOS and Android app stores. Customers can also order online at mk-eats.co.uk. To find out about exclusive offers and discounts follow MK Eats on Facebook (facebook.com/mkeatsapp) or Instagram @mkeatsapp

This feature was published in the December 21/January 22 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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