‘The coronavirus outbreak has left restaurants and cafés across the world reeling, as social distancing guidelines have forced many to close their doors.
Not only were these hotspots beloved by foodies, but they were also thriving hubs of chat and community – as anyone who stops off for a morning latte at their local coffee shop would know.
While putting your weekly meals out and post-gym coffees on hold for a few weeks pales in comparison to preventing the spread of the often-deadly disease, watching restaurants and cafés close, one after another, has no doubt been chilling and many are concerned about the lasting effects it could have on the industry.
But these trying times have pushed businesses to be inventive, and many are coming up with new ways to deliver food and groceries to customers, as well as keep a sense of community alive.’
We have been lucky enough to have been able to remain open to serve our customers who need us.
Speaking of adapting to takeaway, a company that are managing and taking care of the online ordering system is Flipdish.
With Flipdish, you get a website with fully integrated online ordering. Now your customers can order with ease in only a few clicks, never leaving your site.
With your own website and domain name your customers can easily find you online, view your business information, and order on any device.
Flipdish partner with a number of food delivery service providers to integrate a seamless last mile delivery experience into your operations. You don’t need to have your own delivery drivers, our partners can do the last mile delivery for you.
How does it work? Once an order is placed on your website or app (powered by Flipdish) the order will be sent to your store; simultaneously the order will be sent to our delivery partner who will be triggered to collect the food from your store and fulfill the delivery to your customer.
We have partnered with Flipdish to offer Down2Earth Materials customers:
- Free Integration into your website
- Free native Android App
- Named account manager
Just follow our link here to find out more:
Providing customers with a sustainable packaging option has always been our goal and with many of our customers innovating and adapting to a takeaway option, we have strived to meet all of their needs with our ‘Hooray for Takeaway’ premium sustainable takeaway options.
Here are some of our products which are proving a hit for our customers.
Bon Appetit Bowl Range – Introducing our newest creation! A wide bowl for the ultimate in style and versatility. Serve up steaming curries in PLA-lined paper bowls. This is unique – there’s no other compostable wide bowl range out there. With a top diameter of 18.5cm, our Bon Appetit bowl offers a panoramic view of your foodie fuel. Our PLA-lined paper bowl and lid are great up to 85°C.
Time to ditch polystyrene. Our bagasse range is a stylish eco option, perfect for hot and cold food, plus wet and oily dishes. Made from reclaimed sugarcane, natural fibres provide an economic and sturdy option for tableware and takeaway boxes.
Many similar-looking hot food cartons have a natural kraft finish, though in fact have a plastic lining and therefore are not compostable.
We offer the full eco version – sustainably sourced paper board with a water-based coating, made up with leak-proof webbed corners and fold-in flaps to give a secure closure.
Practical, yet elegant in design, our food cartons are the eco-chic container for takeaway foods.
We have a stylish new addition to our premium sustainable takeaway offering.
Innovative features include tear-away flaps for easier access to food, leak resistant side flaps that prevent spills and hold condiments and cutlery. It is also microwaveable and oven safe up to 200 degrees.
Kraft Takeaway Boxes-
Our strong and secure carrier packs are incredibly versatile. Ideal for takeaway or home delivery. Sustainably sourced and supplied flat packed. Available in large and standard sizes.
To give a helping hand to our customers we have also reduced our delivery charge to all orders over €75. All delivery in before 1pm will be delivered within 2 working days.