A new food delivery app has been launched in Watford with owners hoping it will help support local businesses.
Watford Eats was launched on July 27 by Saghir Shah and his son Gohar with the app similar to Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat.
However, Watford Eats was created for the benefit of local businesses who are often stung by high commission rates from the large app giants.
Watford Eats will only charge a fee of seven and a half per cent to businesses that take part whereas other apps change from 30 to 50 per cent with other fees added on top.
The new app will also enable special offers to exclusively only be available through Watford Eats. That includes an introductory launch offer of 20 per cent off all orders through Watford Eats – available everyday of the week until September 4.
To date more than 30 local takeaways and restaurants are part of the project.
Saghir Shah told Watford News: “The first few days since launching have gone well.
“We had a few teething issues, which was to be expected, but the app is working well and local businesses and customers are seeing the benefits.
“We decided to launch Watford Eats as we have a lot of experience in the hospitality sector and saw a gap in the market.
“There are many apps for the big boys but not the independents. We wanted to change that and give them a platform that works for them.
“So far we have 30 local businesses signed up with another 30 possible joining soon.
“We always welcome feedback so we ask people to let us know what they think.”
Watford Eats can be downloaded as an app with more information available at www.watfordeats.co.uk