Tuesday 24 January 2017 8:14 am

Hungry House is partnering with a startup to help takeaways deliver more

Takeaway firm Hungry House is helping restaurants deliver more food to customers when they experience high demand at peak times.

The firm, gobbled up by Just Eat in a £200m deal in December, has partnered with logistics startup Quiqup to offer additional delivery drivers to restaurants when they experience high demand.

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The on-demand driver service will be integrated into the Hungry House platform and will also mean takeaways which do not employ their own drivers will now be able to accept delivery orders via the Hungry House app.

Also taking advantage of the growing demand for food delivery, Deliveroo is experimenting with so-called dark kitchens to give food businesses more room to fulfil orders at busy times.

Two-year-old Quiqup is backed by Delivery Hero, the firm from which Just Eat is buying Hungry House. It is used by Burger King which recently moved into home delivery via its own online service.

The deal for Just Eat to acquire Hungry House is subject to approval from the competition watchdog and could be done as soon as the second quarter of the year.