Take it Away Amanda!
7th November 2021
When Just Eat launched in Ireland in 2008, they had 219 restaurant partners. Now part of one of the world’s biggest food delivery companies, Just Eat Takeaway.com, customers have access to over 3,300 of their favourite local eateries. More than 80% of the company’s customers order either via the app or on their mobile device, with the Just Eat app downloaded over 2.7 million times since it was launched here.
On Friday, the company announced considerable expansion plans for its operations in Ireland with the creation of 160 jobs and investment in increased office space in Dublin’s prestigious Ballsbridge.
“Today I was delighted to be joined by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD to announce a substantial expansion of our operations in Ireland through the creation of 160 new jobs and investment in new office space”, said Amanda Roche-Kelly, who has been at the helm of Irish operations since September 2013.
“This reflects the support and loyalty of our customers as well as the quality of food and service that is consistently delivered by our restaurant partners. A continued increase in demand for our services has justified this investment and we are very excited about what the future holds for us here”, she added.
With the welcome reopening of the hospitality sector many of independent restaurants that offered delivery for the first time in the past year have continued to maintain that as a key part of their business over the past number of months and intend to maintain it for the long-term. In addition, those that always offered a delivery service, have responded to evolving consumer choices and the increased demand by broadening the choices available and hours of opening.
Welcoming the announcement Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said “I know how much many people relied on takeaway services during the pandemic and the fantastic work many delivery drivers and riders did during that time. It’s encouraging to see the sector continuing to thrive and grow and I wish the company the best with this new investment.”