Here at hungryhouse HQ, we've got a new idea that we're really excited about - “Pop-Up Takeaways.” The goal is to help entrepreneurial food lovers take their first steps towards running their own takeaway delivery businesses. We want to know what you think of our concept...
Whether a passion for food means you dream of running your own restaurant but don't have the capital to cover setup costs, or you simply need to supplement your current income, opening a Pop Up Takeaway through hungryhouse.co.uk could be the answer to all your problems.
With minimal initial layout and by following the simple steps laid out in this guide, you could be managing a takeaway delivery restaurant from your own home within a matter of weeks. If and how you then choose to grow your business is entirely up to you (although obviously we'll be here to help you as much as possible along the way).
People choose to become their own boss for a variety of reasons. You might have been hit by the financial crisis and need to create or supplement an income, or you may simply wish to escape the nine-to-five existence to work on something closer to your heart.
Whatever your reason, opening a Pop Up Takeaway with hungryhouse.co.uk will mean you're able to enjoy minimal setup costs (so often a stumbling block for budding entrepreneurs) and begin earning within one month of deciding to take the plunge. You'll be working evening hours that you set yourself, so whether the plan is to earn a little extra cash, or to grow your restaurant over time and eventually leave the rat race, you'll have the flexibility to achieve whatever you wish... Remember, you're the boss!
Once you have a menu up and running on hungryhouse.co.uk, we pass orders through to you during the opening times that you choose. It's then up to you to produce the food and deliver it to your customers' houses.
The following five points show the simple process from the customer's initial decision to order from you, through to delivery and being paid:
- Customer visits www.hungryhouse.co.uk, types in their postcode, browses your menu and places an order
- hungryhouse contact you with the order, informing you of the details (including payment method)
- You prepare and deliver the food
- If the customer is paying cash, you collect this at the door
- At the end of each week, the balance of card payments is transferred directly to your bank account*
Before your Pop Up Takeaway can start serving food, there are a few legal and common-sense requirements to be satisfied in order to ensure your restaurant's success now and in the future. You should contact your local authorities for a full list and guidance on fulfilling these requirements. Sources of help and information are listed at the bottom of this page.
Deciding what kind of takeaway restaurant to open (or the concept) is one of the most important decisions to make. Once this choice has been made, everything else will flow from it - from what sort of items to offer on your menu, right the way through to the way you greet customers at their door when delivering their food.
This is where hungryhouse.co.uk can give your new business the most assistance. As you will know by now, hungryhouse is an online marketplace for delivery restaurants. With over 200,000 people visiting us each month specifically looking for food in their local area, we have reached a critical mass. Simply being listed on our website and providing exceptional service to your customers can be enough to get your business started on the road to success.
Once you have got the necessary admin work out of the way, make sure you have registered, and have your menu ready to send to us. We will set it up on hungryhouse for you, give you a prominent listing, and find customers for you. All you need do is make and deliver fantastic food - and look forward to those positive reviews!
If all of this information has given you for taste for more, please do register your interest in joining hungryhouse by filling in this short form.
We will get back in touch with you in the following few days, with more information on next-steps to getting your menu set up and listed on hungryhouse.co.uk.