Just Eat has launched details of this year’s Just Eat National Takeaway Awards, encouraging consumers to nominate their favourite local restaurant.
This year, nominated restaurants are in with a chance to win a media support package worth €20,000.
The awards will be a fully-digital event this year, supporting independent restaurants that have been disproportionately impacted as a result of COVID-19.
Customers have until 15th of November to nominate their favourite neighbourhood takeaway at nationaltakeawayawards.just-eat.ie. Anyone who votes in this year’s awards, before the deadline, will also go into a draw to win free takeaway for a year from Just Eat.
Three new categories including Community Hero, Best Takeaway Cocktails and Best Takeaway Dessert have also been added to the awards this year.
Spotlighting local Just Eat restaurant partners across Ireland who have gone the extra mile to serve those most in need during the pandemic, nominees for this year’s special Community Hero award will be considered based on their contribution to the local area.
Amanda Roche-Kelly, Just Eat Ireland Managing Director said: “There has never been a more important time to get behind your local takeaway restaurant, so we’re delighted to host this year’s awards as a fully-digital initiative, shining a spotlight on the standard of service, the quality of delivery but also on the resilience through innovation that our new and existing restaurant partners have shown during this unprecedented time.
“While we believe all our restaurant partners are heroes for weathering this storm, it was important for us to include a special Community Hero award this year to give our customer the chance to celebrate those who’ve inspired them during these difficult times.
“We’ve seen a real shift in customer behaviour this year as the home continues to be our main hub for dining, entertainment and socialising, with our real-time business intelligence helping our network to respond to these demands.
|Many of our new and existing restaurant partners are now offering an extensive wine and cocktail menu as customers crave a sense of social normality, while an increased demand for dessert – up 117% on 2019, has seen the expansion of our sweet treat offerings.
“As we continue to invest our time and expertise in supporting the business of our restaurant partner, we’ve also introduced the Best Takeaway Cocktails and Best Takeaway Dessert to acknowledge those adapting their business model to meet the needs of those within their local area.”
The shortlist of nominees will be announced on Wednesday 18th November with consumers given the chance to vote for their final winners, to be announced on Friday 27th November. To find out more visit nationaltakeawayawards.just-eat.ie.