You don’t expect the takeaway driver to turn up in a fancy sports car. But that’s how Gambaro restaurant is sending out its fine dining meals.
You don’t expect the takeaway driver to turn up in a fancy sports car. But that’s how Gambaro restaurant is sending out its fine dining meals.

Stuff Ubereats, I want my takeaway from a BMW

Dougie the pizza delivery boy could only dream of this.

One of Brisbane's most famous restaurant groups, Gambaro, is delivering top-quality takeaway in two shiny new BMW 2 Series gran coupes.

CEO John Gambaro came up with the jaw-dropping idea as a way to keep their name out in the public eye, while also lifting staff morale.

He approached good friend Anthony Alafaci, dealer principal at Brisbane BMW, a big supporter of the Gambaro family.

He agreed to allow the dining institution to use the cars this month and next month for their popular Gambaro2Go takeaways.

Billed as fine restaurant food at takeaway prices, Gambaro's top chefs have been employed to ensure quality is up to the standards their diners have come to expect over the decades.

"It's given a lot of excitement to my staff and allowed us to keep more people employed because we now have more cars to do deliveries,'' Mr Gambaro said.

"I can't honestly thank Brisbane BMW enough. We've got people doing jobs they never thought they would do (delivering takeaway) and it's really boosted morale.

"We've had a long relationship with them but it's so special that they have been this supportive.''

The idea is one of many the innovative Gambaro clan have wheeled out, with others in development.

"We're working on family value packs, traditional favourites like chicken cacciatore and meals that come frozen which you can heat up whenever you want,'' he said.

"We're also working on a frozen fish fillet product from north Queensland, so it's a bit of a return to our roots.

"People's dining habits will be very different until a (coronavirus) vaccine comes along and I think Gambaro2Go could become a permanent thing.''

Mr Alafaci said all the Gambaros drove BMWs and they had been big supporters of his business, so he was glad to return the favour.

"Some of my family is in hospitality, so we know what they're going through,'' he said.

"I also love Gambaro's food. I thought if we could help their business, why not?''

 

Originally published as Stuff Ubereats, I want my takeaway from a BMW



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