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Auckland foodie destination Ponsonby Central has joined the home delivery revolution.
Popular eateries Bird On A Wire, Miss Istanbul, The Dairy and El Sizzling Chorizo have partnered with the country’s largest online food delivery platform Menulog.
Menulog will look after the orders for Ponsonby Central stores while delivery will be handled by drivers from New Zealand company LazyAz.
The service, which launched last week, is the latest in a string of food outlets to add online ordering and delivery.
Companies like international service UberEats, local service On The Rocks, and large fastfood chains like McDonald’s are already delivering food to customer’s doors.
Bird On A Wire owner Sophie Gilmour said home delivery was an important part of its business plan and key to making the service successful was ensuring it was an easy and efficient process for customers.
‘‘Our goal is to feed the world better food and part of that is recognising that people are sometimes too busy to cook,’’ Gilmour said.
‘‘The key things for us is that food is delivered in a timely way and in great nick.’’
More than 800 restaurants across New Zealand offer delivery through the Australian-owned Menulog app.
Ponsonby Central food will be delivered to the CBD, Parnell, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Mt Eden with the possibility of expanding into Remuera, Ellerslie and Greenlane.
Menulog NZ commercial director Paul Dodds said Ponsonby Central deliveries could be expected to arrive within 40 minutes by car. The delivery model had ’’taken off’’ overseas and New Zealand was playing catch-up, Dodds said. New Zealand was heading towards home delivery being the main way people got their food, he said.
LazyAz founder Aryaman Taore said there had been an increase in food deliveries with his company seeing a 60 per cent increase every month this year.
Unitec marketing lecturer Patrick Dodd said the online model was sustainable and one he thought would continue to grow.
‘‘Inside the next five years, I think we will have drone delivery as part of our day-to-day lives. The sky really is the limit with this,’’ he said.
Bird On a Wire can now be delivered.