Jeremy Vine followers have claimed supply drivers are wrecking the restaurant expertise after the BBC presenter mentioned the problem on his present. Speaking to broadcaster Jules Lang on his Radio 2 lunchtime programme at the moment (May 3), the 56-year-old claimed he tried to eat at Nando’s final night time together with his daughter, nevertheless he could not be served for 25 minutes as a result of the quick meals department had been “blitzed by orders”.
“The next item, I don’t know if you’ve had any experience of this Jules, is when you go to eat at a restaurant and you discover they’re full, but there’s no one there. And the reason they’re full is because they’ve got so many orders on the phone.”
He continued: “I had it last night, funnily enough, it was at a Nando’s branch and they were very lovely. They just said ‘we can’t, we’re too busy’. And I said ‘well there’s no one here’.
“They stated ‘no, you see these guys in crash helmets? They’re queuing to ship, we have been blitzed by orders.'” The Surrey-born star went on to say they would be discussing if “residence supply meals is ruining eating places”.
And listeners were quick to share their experiences, with one fan from Chelmsford, Essex, saying it was “an absolute mess” in a Toby Carvery, because of drivers collecting takeaway Sunday roasts.
“The queue was so lengthy, we waited 25 minutes and as we go to the entrance, the woman dropped 5 pre-packed Sunday roasts on the ground and needed to begin once more,” Jeremy read.
Fans of the broadcaster also took to Twitter to share their views on delivery drivers. @darrenmc80 wrote: “It’s the identical in all places, Deliveroo, Uber and Just Eat get precedence over the individuals who really bothered to go to the restaurant.”
@TellyheVen agreed and said: “Same applies to McDonald’s the place you be a part of the queue behind Drive-Thru, cellular, Deliveroo, Just Eat orders…”
@Mathew45 commented: “This is changing into increasingly more a problem. Many locations appear to be prioritising or not less than must ‘staff’ Deliveroo (different companies accessible) on the expense of these current of their institution. They are going to lose clients in the event that they don’t have a greater answer.”
However, co-founder of Proove Pizza, Deepak Jaiswal, told Jeremy during the show that businesses can control the number of drivers coming to their restaurant.
He said: “On these platforms you’ve got varied modes, so you may set your mode to busy… I sometimes say between 7pm and 9pm on most evenings we might set ours at busy, which supplies us extra time to do the supply orders as they arrive in, which supplies the kitchen the main target to concentrate on the restaurant inside.”
He also said restaurants can reject orders if they “are piling up”.
Jeremy Vine broadcasts on Radio 2 Monday to Friday from 12pm.