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hen people decide to have take-away meals, they usually try to get all that
they want from one place. This isn't always easy, especially if you have kids
who all want different things and gettin them means criss-crossing from one
store to another! You waste time stuck in traffic, looking for parking and waiting
for the food to be prepared. Then when you get home, everything's gone a bit
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This idea is based on the room service that you find in hotels. If you live
in an area with lots of restaurants and traffic jams, then you might just want
to try this out. It also helps if the area you plan to service is an up-market
area where the 'rich' folk don't want the hassle of running around getting take-away
food. What you do is come to an agreement with the restaurants you plan to include
in the service. You compile all their menus into a booklet. Then you distribute
the booklets to the homes and offices in your service area. When customers call
you to make an order, you will in turn call the restaurants and relay the1 order.
You or your staff will then pick up the food from the restaurants and deliver
it to the customer. You will of course include a mark-up for providing the service.
Hiring delivery staff on motorbikes if probably better than trying to do it
in a car or van - you don't want to get stuck in a jam. For a bigger profit
margin, you could try negotiating with the restaurants to give you a special
price, minus the service charges and the hidden costs. After all, you ARE helping
them get business!