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Deliveroo unleashes unlimited $1 delivery for all Aussies

Jessica Yun
·2-min read
Deliveroo app is seen on the smartphone screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Deliveroo app is seen on the smartphone screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Australians ordering through the online food delivery platform Deliveroo will pay just $1 for delivery over the next two weeks.

Delivery fees on the platform typically range depending on how far away you are from the restaurant, and can cost upwards of $5.

I’d add in here how much delivery normally is… so basically how much you’d be saving.

The offer, available for all restaurants bar KFC, is aimed at boosting the local hospitality industry, and marks a year since the COVID-19 restrictions first began.

Aussie fast-food favourites like Guzman y Gomez, Gelato Messina, and McDonald’s are part of the deal, as well local restaurants.

However, users will need to order through the Deliveroo app in order to get the $1 delivery fee.

A minimum order will also apply, starting from $10.

The deal will last from today, Monday 1 March through to Sunday 14 March.

Deliveroo said in a statement that it will be covering the rest of the delivery fee to ensure restaurants and riders aren’t out of pocket.

“One year on from the first restrictions, we’re here to deliver a boost to every one of our customers and the whole hospitality industry,” said Deliveroo Australia CEO Ed McManus.

The $1 delivery flat fee has also been backed by Restaurant and Catering Association CEO Wes Lambert, who said 2020 had been particularly tough for both restaurant owners and consumers.

“Food delivery has been integral to the survival of thousands of independent restaurants and Deliveroo has been at the forefront of this movement,” Lambert said.

“With the vaccine rollout underway, there is a sense of optimism in Australia and Deliveroo’s $1 delivery deal is another reason to celebrate with food from your favourite local restaurant.”

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