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Nando’s Now Delivered to KU Campus

By River Reporter Nov 28, 2012

Eimear Kelly

Sooqini, a platform for buying and selling almost anything, is delivering Nando’s meals for an extra £4 to £6 charge, depending on how many meals are ordered. 

Sooqini co-founder, Tiago Mateus, said: “Many people have been waiting for a service like this for ages. Now no one has to wait in long queues or drive back and forth to town. A lot of people are very excited about this.”

Several drawbacks 

Unfortunately, there are several drawbacks to this delivery service, including limited delivery and meal options.

Meals are currently only delivered to the Penhryn Road campus; however, Mr Mateus mentioned that Sooqini “may deliver to the halls of residence upon request”.

And the food can only be ordered on the weekdays at certain times; before 12pm for lunch and before 6pm for dinner.

Limited menu options

Menu options are also very limited. On the Sooqini website it appears that there are only three options: a meal for one person, two people, or four to six people.

The meal for two people includes one chicken, one large or two regular side orders and two soft drinks for £25.

Mr Matues said: “For now, they [Sooqini users] can only select from our menu options, which are already the most popular requests.”

Online savings linked to customer travel costs

While Sooqini states that people using this delivery service can save between 30 to 90 per cent, the website does not tell users how they are saving money.

Mr Mateus said this refers to saving on travel costs. He said: “The cost saving is the comparison from taking public transport or driving directly to Nando’s. The more people that order a single delivery with Sooqini, the higher the cost saving for that group.”

Not everyone keen

Although Nando-lovers might be thrilled with a delivery service, not all students share this same view. 

Susanne Hoybach, 23, a visual and material culture student, said she was not interested. She said: “No, I don’t think I would ever want Nando’s delivered to me on campus.”

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