Deliveroo UK plan 'could create 70,000 jobs'
Deliveroo is accelerating its UK operation by opening in 10 new towns, as a study claimed expansion at the company could create 70,000 jobs.
Analysis by Capital Economics said the food delivery app had created 25,000 jobs in the UK restaurant industry since its launch six years ago. The study found that if Deliveroo was to continue adding restaurants to its platform at the current rate, the food delivery company's operations would create almost 70,000 restaurant jobs in the UK in 2020. Deliveroo has moved in to Burton upon Trent, Nuneaton, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Warrington, Wigan, Middlesbrough, Farnborough, Harlow and Dudley.
Deliveroo founder and chief executive Will Shu said: "Deliveroo is expanding rapidly across the UK, bringing more people amazing food and helping restaurants to grow their businesses by increasing sales.
"At a challenging time for the high street, Deliveroo offers restaurants access to new customers they wouldn't otherwise be able to reach."
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