Con­cerns over wa­ter qual­ity

Weekend Courier - - Front Page - Vic­to­ria Ri­fici

ROCK­ING­HAM and Kwinana food­ies have been snubbed by Uber Eats with the food de­liv­ery ser­vice con­firm­ing they had no plans to ex­pand in ei­ther area.

Uber Eats cur­rently de­liv­ers to south­ern sub­urb Suc­cess all the way up north to Cur­ram­bine.

An Uber Eats spokes­woman said the com­pany would not of­fer ser­vices within Rock­ing­ham and Kwinana ar­eas any­time soon.

“We’re fo­cused on en­hanc­ing ser­vices in the cur­rent ser­vice ar­eas,” she said.

“There are no plans for fur­ther ex­ten­sion at the mo­ment.”

How­ever, Chamber of Commerce chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Solin said it wasn’t a prob­lem.

“Cur­rently there are other food de­liv­ery providers so it isn’t an is­sue at this stage,” he said.

Owner of the Hog’s Breath fran­chise Glenn Sell, who has a cafe in Rock­ing­ham and has worked 15 years in the hos­pi­tal­ity busi­ness, agreed.

He said he would not con­sider us­ing the food de­liv­ery ser­vice.

“The com­mis­sion is too high,” he said.

“I own all the fran­chises and by the time you pay staff to cook, you pay food costs and fran­chise fees, the pie gets smaller and smaller.

“When you are look­ing at 30 per cent com­mis­sion, ev­ery time some­one pays you for Uber Eats, you lose 30 cents off of that.”

Mr Sell said he would use Menu Log as a food de­liv­ery ser­vice with his busi­ness be­cause he could use his own staff as de­liv­ery driv­ers.

“In my opin­ion Menu Log is good be­cause the best per­son to drop off my food is my staff as they know and work for Hog’s Breath.

Lat­i­tude 32 duty man­ager Ge­orge Sta­ples said the ala carte, up­mar­ket restau­rant wouldn’t be the type of food venue af­fil­i­ated with Uber Eats.

“No dis­re­spect to Uber Eats but it’s not the di­rec­tion we would go in,” he said.

Rock­ing­ham’s Rus­tico Ta­pas gen­eral man­ager Ash­ton Boaden agreed.

He said the ser­vice and at­mos­phere of the ta­pas venue wouldn’t suit the Uber Eats ex­pe­ri­ence.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d482076

Hogs Breath fran­chise owner Glenn Sell.

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