CityGrab: Supporting Sheffield's Restaurants and ShopsPosted by: Claudia Downs
Popular taxi firm City Taxis have branched out into food and product delivery, helping local restaurants and shops stay afloat during coronavirus (and doing some great stuff for charity to boot.)
When the coronavirus lockdown was announced, no one really knew what it meant for Sheffield's wealth of independent restaurants and takeaways. Many had no delivery capacity or presence on mainstream takeaway apps like Deliveroo. That's where City Taxis came in - supporting a host of local restaurants, as well as their taxi drivers, with a brand new delivery app called CityGrab.
People of Sheffield can access a whole host of restaurants, many previously unavailable for delivery - including Oisoi, Proove Pizza, Ranmoor Friery, Rassams Creamery and many more. They also provide delivery for local grocery providers such as PJ Taste, Hebidge Butchers, Our Cow Molly and Moss Valley Fine Meats, alcohol providers such as Spirit Store and other products such as vaping essentials from Mirage Vape Store.
The app has proved not just to be beneficial for the restaurants and shops who sell through it, but for drivers; with the government warning against all non-essential travel, demand for taxis has (temporarily) dropped. The food delivery scheme keeps drivers in work, and also protects them against the virus; they can opt to go 'delivery only' during this period to avoid contact with the public, in addition to a ‘Doorstep Drop’ delivery service.
The app has also been praised for its charity initiative. From Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th April, all delivery fees were donated to local NHS staff: a total of £5,415.40. They repeated this initative over the Easter weekend, and raised another £5,255.60.
Paul Gosney, Business Development Director at City Taxis, said to VIBE: "it's incredible to see the response that CityGrab has had. It's proved what we already know - that Sheffield has a dynamic, well-loved independent food and shopping scene. It's clear how much the people of our city value this, and how eager they are to support their favourite independents through the crisis. We're really happy to have been able to facilitate this, and to support the NHS effort as well. We're so proud to have created such a force for good (and great food!) in Sheffield. We also recently launched CityGrab in Chesterfield, and are looking forward to bringing it to Barnsley very soon."
Download the CityGrab app today from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to enjoy local food and products delivered to your doorstep: https://smarturl.it/bq9tj0