Elior UK has launched a unique online and on-site pizza delivery service at the University of Roehampton and Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth with a view to rolling it out to further sites.
The service, named ‘CHEATAH’, delivers a range of fresh dough pizzas, sides, dips, desserts and drinks direct to campus halls, as well as offering a collection service at Portsmouth Naval Base.
The online service is an agile food offer that can be adapted as the business demands, utilising technology to meet customer needs. Elior believes it can scale the offering to additional UK universities and B&I sites.
Pizzas are cooked in Elior’s firebrick ovens, with customers able to choose from 19 different toppings.
More than 5,000 pizzas have been sold since its launch, with the service gaining strong ratings for customer experience and value for money.
Matthew Joblin, offer development manager at Elior, said: “We created CHEATAH so our customers could enjoy freshly cooked, high quality and affordable meals on demand. Working with chefs and nutritionists, we developed a menu focusing on best seller combinations from the high street.
“In fact, our range rivals mainstream vendors on value for money, averaging at just £10 spend per head. What’s more, the popular service has contributed to student employment levels, proving a cost-effective endeavour all round.”
Jerry Woods, director of estates and facilities at the University of Roehampton, said: “I am delighted that Elior is always looking for opportunities to develop its offer to students and staff. CHEATAH is one example of how it’s looking to meet the needs of students at the University to ensure that there are additional food offers on campus during the evening, coupled with the fact that it’s offering a delivery service to students in halls, which provides a complementary service to that offered by the high street.”