Just Eat is expanding its support during the coronavirus pandemic by offering restaurants on its platform free legal and food safety advice as well as a new cashback incentive when shopping from Booker, Makro and Tesco.
All of Just Eat’s 35,700 restaurant partners will be able to access free online advice from legal specialist Markel Law in areas such as employment, human resources, health and safety, tax and commercial issues.
Restaurant’s will also have access to Markel’s Law Hub which provides hundreds of legal templates and ‘how to’ guides.
In addition, the first 4,000 Just Eat partners to sign up will also be offered free one-on-one support through phone consultations with Markel Law’s 50 plus strong team of solicitors, with a discounted rate for all additional partners wishing to use the telephone service.
Last month, Just Eat launched a free food safety and health helpline with leading food safety experts NSF, to bolster its ongoing support package, guidance and free-training already available for any restaurant on the platform. Through the NSF helpline, restaurants can receive specialist 24 hour support and advice relating to food safety and hygiene matters.
To help restaurants manage cash flow issues, Just Eat has moved to a twice weekly payment schedule, and has introduced a fast track account registration for Booker and Makro. The registration enables restaurant partners to earn 7% cashback on their purchases from these websites, as well as 3% cashback from their shopping at Tesco.
Andrew Kenny, UK managing director at Just Eat commented: “Running a successful restaurant comes with a myriad of challenges, and that has reached new levels for our restaurant partners as they grapple with the impact of COVID-19. Accessing expert advice can be tricky for independent restaurants, when they often have more immediate day-to-day tasks to deal with.
“Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we’ve been striving to help the restaurants we work with adjust to the ‘new normal’ in every way we can, and we hope that our new partnerships will provide support and reassurance as they adapt.”