Date Added: 12 September 2008
Pizza today rolled out the formal launch for a bicycle pizza delivery scheme in its new City of London store. This is modelled on the bike delivery service provided by the Pizza stores on Manhatten Island where bicycle delivery beats every other form of rapid response through congested streets. Pizza stores is to encourage more of its franchises to take up bike delivery.
It is estimated that a bicycle pizza delivery in the City of London will shave up to five minutes off delivery times and could save the store thousands of pounds a year in fuel and maintenance costs.
There are also health benefits for the delivery riders, not to mention the financial benefits to poweredbicycles , one of Britain's top electric bicycle manufacturers. Poweredbicycles can modify its bikes to carry pizzas to suit .
“Getting hot pizza to customers safely and on time is what the Pizza stores business is all about. Congestion in London has always been a big challenge but we've seen how successful bicycles have been in New York and hope to replicate the scheme here in the UK.”