SkipTheDishes Announces Second-Wave Support for Local Restaurants

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WINNIPEG — SkipTheDishes is implementing initiatives to support restaurant partners through new waves of restrictions as provinces begin to implement new measures to manage the pandemic’s second wave.

The food-delivery company is responding with a support package for affected restaurants in regions experiencing restaurant closures, which includes:
• a 25-per-cent rebate on commission for local, independent restaurant partners
• zero-per-cent commission rate for any new restaurants joining the network during the restriction period
• additional marketing and order-driving initiatives that can both increase repeat orders and attract new customers, such as the upcoming launch of Skip Rewards
• the continuation of Skip’s restaurant-tipping initiative, which has seen more than $1 million in donations from customers go directly to local restaurants
• app functionality that allows partners to diversify their menu offerings to increase orders and revenue

Skip launched this support package for affected areas in both Ontario and Quebec last week and is prepared to offer similar support across the country as provincial-government restrictions of restaurants are announced.

“With pickup and delivery orders becoming a critical revenue stream for restaurants throughout the pandemic, Skip stands with our local partners throughout this new wave of restrictions,” says Kevin Edwards, CEO, SkipTheDishes. “We know that Skip has become not only a tool to practice social distancing, but also a way to support local businesses during the pandemic.”

Since the start of the pandemic, Skip has worked to proactively provide impactful support to its restaurant partners as they navigate the continued effects of COVID-19. To date, the company has provided $24 million in commission rebates and order-driving initiatives to its restaurant partners.

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