Deliveroo has said it is responding to an increase in demand for late night food orders by piloting the expansion of late night delivery at weekends from restaurants in Dublin.
This means customers can now have food delivered to their door via Deliveroo riders until as late as 4am, the food-delivery company said.
According to Deliveroo data, late night ordering has grown on average 140% between 2020 and 2021 with Friday night seeing the biggest growth in late night food orders for Dublin customers.
This is followed by Saturday in second place, and Thursday coming in third, it added.
Paddy Quinlan, regional manager at Deliveroo said, “People have changed how they order online and not least when it comes to food. We are very pleased with the level of growth we are experiencing when it comes to late night snacking in Ireland.
The late night service will now be available from a select number of late night restaurants across Dublin such as Yeeros, 4Friends Burger, Supermacs, Papa John’s and Abrakebabra.
"At the moment we are trialling the service in Dublin, but we hope to roll this out across Ireland in the areas in which we operate, if the trend continues," Quinlan added.
Deliveroo launched in Ireland in 2015, and currently works with more than 1,000 self-employed riders and more than 1,800 restaurants and grocery retailers across Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow, Kildare, Louth and Meath.