Meal delivery service registers impressive growth
A Manchester based firm which supplies restaurant meals to city centre apartments, informs that it is looking forward to franchise its business all across the UK, defying the present downturn.
Ducie Streets based City Servants has 10 restaurants as clients, and has been doing successful business since last 8 years. According to director Gregg Wall, 2008 is proving to be a positive trading year in which City Servant’s turnover reached £500,000. This has provided the impetus for their plan for expansion. The franchising business, which Gregg Wall feels is a good model, will be started in the next 8 months.
Presently City Servants caters to around 250 orders a week at an average of £40. This is scalable enough to operate in 20 to 30 cities in the country. The franchisees cost has not been finalized yet. Gregg is looking for various alternatives to market the business.
According to Gregg, even the firm which charges £3.75 for delivery and supplies 16,000 menus all over the Manchester city centre and Salford Quays is trading well, and people are still prepared to order restaurant food to eat at home. People do not want to spend extra money on nights out. Gregg explains that the growth in number of rentals in the city centre is helping the trade. It is also proving to be a boon for growth of the Manchester’s serviced apartments sector.