Zambrero employee Emma Crocker on the way to a delivery with franchise partner Peter Quinn.
Zambrero employee Emma Crocker on the way to a delivery with franchise partner Peter Quinn. By Zarisha Bradley

Zambrero delivers meals and more jobs

ZAMBRERO has just launched a delivery service and in less than a week they have been inundated with orders.

Zambrero franchise partner Peter Quinn said he was surprised by the number of deliveries required since the Gordon Street store introduced the service on Tuesday.

"It has been a bit of a shock. I don't think any other Zambreros has gone bang like ours did,” he said.

"We weren't expecting to have so many deliveries in such a short period. It's so popular - it's just the way the market is going at the moment and it's proven it works.”

"We're surprised the amount of businesses that we've been delivering to. Time is money these days and people just don't have the time to leave the office - two blocks away they'll get delivery.

"We're running two cars today because we couldn't keep up with one.

"Customers want drive through and we can't deliver that at the moment, so our next best option is to deliver.

"It's adding another dimension to the business. We've always got to evolve and keep up,” he said.

Mr Quinn also revealed he's looking at a delivery service from the Caneland store, possibly in January.

The surge in customers the new service has delivered also prompted Mr Quinn to hire more staff.

"Between now and Christmas we will be employing at least half a dozen new staff - all rounders that can open the shop, serve, clean and can drive,” he said.

However, he did reveal Zambrero is "looking at getting e-bikes after Christmas” for the younger staff who don't yet have a licence.

The service is run through an app on customers' phones. Zambrero delivers to a 6km radius from the Mackay CBD.



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