We know that we can do more if we work together - both with our Restaurant Partners and with other organisations.
Supporting our Restaurant Partners
The success of our Restaurant Partners is at the heart of our business. And with the right support, we know they can be even more successful, and even more responsible.
We help these businesses to move online, so they can expand to new audiences. For thousands of restaurants this has meant more orders, more control and more value creation.
More recently, we have been exploring how we can use the scale of the Just Eat business to support our Restaurant Partners even more and drive positive social impact. During 2016, we created a Restaurant Services team to focus on doing just this. Our collective purchasing power has enabled us to identify offers which help enable our Restaurant Partners to thrive financially. After just six months, our range of offers include lower card payment fees, cheaper broadband, and discounted scooter insurance – helping them to improve their bottom line.
The British Takeaway Campaign
In the UK, we now have over 28,000 restaurants on our platform, some of which we have worked alongside for more than 10 years. We therefore recognise the unique role we can play in bringing together these largely small, family-run businesses, which collectively serve up over 100 different global cuisines.
This is why, in 2017, we spearheaded the formation of the British Takeaway Campaign (BTC) - a new industry-wide body that unites leaders representing the interests of those involved in the supply and preparation of the nation's favourite foods.
For the first time, the BTC will give a single voice to the UK takeaway industry, with which to highlight the sector's economic, social and cultural value and to champion its growth. We’ve commissioned economic research for the BTC which shows how our many smaller businesses and entrepreneurs collectively
But our valuable and vibrant UK takeaway scene is facing challenges to future growth: from skills shortages, to rising costs and increasing business rates. At Just Eat, we have always believed that we can do more if we work together. Now, through the BTC, we stand alongside the founding committee and the wider membership to call on the government to take action to improve the working lives of takeaway restaurants across the nation.
Find out more about the BTC, and the work it is carrying out to campaign for change on the official BTC website.
We actively seek to work in partnership with progressive organisations who share our vision and who are interested in our ambition to create better food, better restaurants, and food discovery exciting for everyone.
We also have a long history of supporting community causes and charities that matter to our community.
Some of these partnerships are listed below:
A behavioural insights charity that shines a light on real world decision making processes and designs behavioural change interventions to drive positive social impact. We are working with Shift to look at how our Restaurant Partners operate to better understand how we can help them create more of a positive social impact.
A charity that grants Wishes-of-a-Lifetime for seriously and terminally ill children and offers a range of Hospital Entertainment Services for children in every children's hospital ward and hospice in the UK. Since 2014, Just Eat and its employees have raised funds for Starlight totalling more than £60,000 with funds matched by the Company. A total of 91% of funds raised by Starlight are put back into charitable spending, an important factor for our continuing support.
An innovative charity that brings together surplus food, volunteers and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. FoodCycle is aligned to our values, and has been identified as a corporate charity partner for Just Eat with the relationship kicking off in early 2017. We‘re also offering our employees the opportunity to volunteer and use their skills to help solve the issues FoodCycle face. This will include organising ways for our Restaurant Partners to reduce their food surplus, and organising fundraising events to support FoodCycle further.