The SkipTheDishes delivery service has been operating in Saguenay since April 11th. A dozen restaurants are currently active in the area, including McDonald’s, Thai Express, KFC, Salvatore, Sushi Shop and Passion Café. A great success, says the Canadian company.
S kipTheDishes is a web application that offers a delivery service to participating restaurateurs. These are restaurants that did not offer delivery among their services. Restaurant owners can therefore become members of Skip and delivery men take care of the delivery of the ordered meals. The delivery men work for Skip and not for the participating restaurants.
If, for example, the customer wants to order a trio from McDonald’s, he can place his order via the Web application, by entering his address. The waiting time is around forty minutes, depending on the traffic. A delivery fee of approximately $ 3 is added to the price of the meal and a tip between $ 2 and $ 4 for the courier is strongly encouraged.
Delivery is not available throughout Saguenay. For example, those who live on the periphery, as in the ranks, can not take advantage of the delivery service. At La Baie, there does not seem to be any participating restaurants yet, according to the application.
According to a spokesman for the delivery company, Saguenay was a strategic location for the implementation of the service.
“We have seen tremendous potential in the Saguenay market because of its restaurant offer and the residents’ interest in good food, which makes it an excellent choice for the Skip network. Saguenay’s restaurants have been extremely receptive since the launch. We have noticed a great interest from couriers, restaurateurs and customers alike. Skip is the first online food delivery service in Saguenay and we share the excitement of introducing this service into the city, “said a spokesman for the company, in an email exchange with Le Progress.
Across Canada, 18,000 restaurants are registered on the Skip platform and Quebec has 1,550 restaurants.
Asked about the potential of Lac-Saint-Jean, the spokesman said to remain on the lookout.