Greene King to offer gastro pub food delivery and takeaway service
Pub operator Greene King has introduced a delivery and takeaway service from pubs in its its Metropolitan Pub Company division in London.
From Friday 22 May, 29 locations will offer delivery and 10 will also provide a click and collect takeaway service.
The delivery service will be offered through Deliveroo.
Items on the menu will include a range of gastro pub dishes such as beer-battered haddock fish and chips and a Turner & George beef burger. The pubs will also offer roasts on Sundays.
In addition to the introduction of social distancing and staff PPE, further hygiene and safety rules being introduced include separate entrances for delivery drivers, a one-way system for customers to collect orders, online payment, social distancing floor guidance and hand sanitiser at the entrances of pubs.
Last month, Greene King launched a virtual pub offering weekly quizzes, bingo and entertainment acts to promote online socialising during the lockdown. It also operates a beer home delivery service through its online shop.
Nick Mackenzie, chief executive of Greene King, said, “We have been bringing the pub into people’s homes virtually through our online pub The Lock Inn and via the Greene King Shop beer delivery service throughout this period of closure and are delighted that we are now able to bring British pub dishes to our customers too.
“We have selected pubs carefully for this initial roll out based on suitable layout of pubs as we ensure we not only adhere to all government guidance but further precautions we are choosing to implement too.”