16-year-old female entrepreneur Chloe Wilson-Moore starts TakeawayStop to get local restaurants online and back in business in a flash
A 16-year-old believes she’s come up with a solution to help thousands of pubs and restaurants stay in business which have been forced to close because of Covid-19.
Chloe Wilson-Moore has designed a website called TakeawayStop.com which allows eateries to accept online web & mobile orders.
The teenager, who left college to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur, has invested some of the money held in a trust fund she received from her grandparents to get the business off the ground.
Chloe said: “It’s now more than 10 days since the government ordered cafes, pubs and restaurants to close (March 20) because of coronavirus however they are allowed to sell takeaway food”.
“The problem is that a lot of restaurants do not have the tools or the knowledge to set up their own online ordering facilities which makes it difficult to sell takeaway food. If the public can’t go to restaurants, I thought they could go to the customer”.
“Even those with a telephone pick-up service are already losing lots of business due to engaged lines and time-consuming order-taking and I just thought technology must be able to help”.
“Deliveroo and Just Eat cater for the big cities but what about the rural areas? I just thought that there must be a better way to solve this problem – and so TakeawayStop.com was born. The difference is I’ll take all the hassle out of setting up the online system and posting via social, plus I’ll give half the profits directly to the NHS while the coronavirus outbreak is ongoing”.
The teenager approached her father Jamie Wilson, who is the founder of Chester-based Results Through Digital Agency, who helped her build her website. The business is based at Cholmondley in Cheshire.
“My service is unique because we take all the pain of getting set up online away,” said Chloe.
TakeawayStop.com encourages restaurants and pubs to connect with chefs and delivery drivers to keep the food and drink industry operating in this challenging period.
“The beauty is there are no set-up, licence or onboarding fees and there’s free technical support. We’ll populate the client’s menu. We get paid a 7.5% commission charge for orders placed. It’s as simple as that”, says Chloe.
Proud Dad Jamie Wilson said: “This is 100% Chloe’s idea. Business is all about identifying a problem and coming up with a solution - TakeawayStop.com does both. She loves business. She’s the co-founder of another company called Landfill Angels, which restores furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill.”
Restaurateurs can register their interest at https://register.takeawaystop.com
Half the profits will be going to http://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency