It has also promised to relax its rules so its restaurant partners can work with other delivery companies as the industry faces Covid-19 crisis
The company hopes the emergency fund will direct funds back to the beleaguered restaurant sector.
As well as the measures above, the £10m package also includes:
- A commission rebate of one third (33%) on all commissions paid by independent restaurants to Just Eat
- No commission on all collection orders to help reduce the pressure on restaurants’ delivery operations, where collection is still available
The company said it is also committing to paying restaurants weekly, including the rebate now in place. All measures will be in place for the next 30 days.
Andrew Kenny, Just Eat’s UK managing director said: ‘The food delivery industry has a crucial role to play at this time of national crisis and it is only right that as the market leader in the UK, Just Eat steps up to help our independent partners so they can keep delivering for the communities that need them.’
He also said that the company was working on other initiatives to support vulnerable and isolated people, frontline workers and couriers, details of which will be announced ‘in due course.’