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Just Eat hits milestone 500m UK orders

Mr Hussain Owner of Soprano's and Jane Harvey Customer and Hannah Solanki Just Eat Leeds Regional Manager

Mum of two, Jane Harvey, placed Just Eat’s 500 millionth order after opting for a pizza from local restaurant Soprano’s Pizza on Boggart Hill Drive in Leeds. Just Eat surprised the lucky customer with a flight to Italy - paying homage to the country’s origin of the cuisine.

Just Eat announces that it has achieved its 500 millionth UK order.

  • Four orders per second sees Just Eat reach 500 million orders in the UK
  • Milestone comes only 10 months after announcing 400 million orders in May 2018

This significant landmark demonstrates Just Eat’s continued growth and performance in the UK market and reinforces its position as the leading online food delivery app in the UK.

The 500 millionth order comes as Just Eat continues to build its world class marketplace while rolling out targeted delivery services across the UK to create a unique hybrid service that matches demand with delivery capacity. This will help Just Eat to increase its overall customer base in the UK and serve even more brilliant food moments.

The achievement reflects the fact that food delivery is rapidly becoming the norm. Since processing its first order in April 2006, Just Eat has pioneered the sector and grown to over 30,000 restaurant partners nationwide serving more than 100 cuisines.

Having taken eight years to achieve 100 million orders, Just Eat has reached 500 million orders just 10 months after hitting 400 million, using its technology to provide excellent service and benefits to customers and restaurants alike. This equates to four orders per second over the past 10 months.

The milestone highlights that Just Eat is strongly positioned to capitalise on the significant £83 billion + market opportunity in food delivery in the markets where it operates, with the UK an important part of its international network offering customers across 13 countries the widest possible choice to enjoy their favourite takeaway experience.

Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director of Just Eat said:

“Reaching the half a billion order milestone in the UK is a massive achievement for this business. It’s testament to our commitment to be the food app that offers whatever you’re craving - from your local independent Chinese or Indian takeaway to ordering in from much-loved branded restaurants such as KFC and Burger King.

Our rapid growth is also a result of the true partnership we’ve forged with our restaurant partners, supporting them to ensure these high street heroes thrive. As online food delivery rapidly becomes the norm, Just Eat is well positioned to continue championing all the restaurants we work with and delivering for the nation.”

Just Eat Group’s next scheduled update will be its full year 2018 results on 6 March 2019.

Notes to Editors

Just Eat processed its first ever order in April 2006, for independent takeaway Verona Pizza in London, which is still on the platform today.

Mum of two, Jane Harvey, placed Just Eat’s 500 millionth order after opting for a pizza from local restaurant Soprano’s Pizza on Boggart Hill Drive in Leeds. Just Eat surprised the lucky customer with a flight to Italy - paying homage to the country’s origin of the cuisine.

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