Wakefield Eats – the new local alternative for Food Delivery services in Wakefield

22 March 2021

A new local alternative for Food Delivery has launched in the heart of Wakefield working to support local businesses and charities in the district.

Wakefield Eats, located in the city centre originally launched in January 2021 with the purpose of offering an alternative to national food delivery services providing a focused, cheaper service for local restaurants and takeaways to deliver their delicious food.

Managing Director Steve Herd had previously spent 20+ years in Electronic Component distribution and was keen to start up and run his own businesses in Wakefield. Over time Steve had noticed that the same theme was coming up in conversations with local takeaway and restaurants managers in Wakefield who had all stressed the same thing – a need for a good value, local ordering platform, which also supported the local economy.

During the pandemic Steve noticed the demand for such service, seized the opportunity and launched Wakefield Eats.

“We could see that local food businesses were caught between a rock and a hard place during the pandemic. They had a need to replace walk-in trade with takeaway and delivery business, but the huge commissions charged by the big national brands was eroding their profit.

Our unique blend of low commission, tailored marketing and local support is proving popular. However, the real key to success for both Wakefield Eats and the local economy, is to have as many local takeaways and restaurants on our platform as we can get.

We firmly believe that by giving the people of Wakefield the same choice they get on other apps, will result in more money staying in our local area and that can only be good for Wakefield”

The service is a unique alternative to national competitors, with a focus on local businesses supporting other local businesses and offering a one-of-a-kind individual marketing opportunity for businesses, at nearly half the cost of what leading players charge, thus helping to support the local Wakefield economy.

Wakefield Eats has taken off, with the company having had great success following the launch of their app, with 40 local businesses signed up to benefit from this fantastic new service with more to follow.

It’s clear to see that Wakefield Eats mission is focused on the greater good! The company pride themselves on supporting the local community as well, by giving back and frequently make donations to local charities across the district through running campaigns and special offers on selected days where a fraction of money from orders goes to support these great causes, such as local food banks or charities.

Wakefield Eats has shown Wakefield to be the perfect base for the business’ growth. As the Wakefield hospitality sector recovers from the pandemic Wakefield Eats provides local businesses with further options to meet the needs of its customers. Steve successfully identified a gap in the market to support local businesses, and with future expansion planned through more towns in the district Wakefield Eats has the potential for a fast growing service that gives back to the economy and the community.  

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