This IPL season, you may not have to wait endlessly for a pizza to go with the match. City eateries and fast food joints are gearing up to tackle the mammoth home delivery orders during the ongoing Indian Premiere League 5 by hiring in hordes.
Going by the increase in orders last season, eateries have acquired more staff, added several phone lines, and spruced up logistics for delivery riders. Pizza Hut has hired around 1,000 workers across the country to brace up for the IPL rush.
“Sales double during the semi-finals and finals. We have hired more delivery riders and attendants for the additional phone lines. Orders usually start pouring in before 8pm — when the matches start, or during breaks. So we have more staff stationed at the outlets around this time,” says Sanjiv Razdan of Pizza Hut deliveries.
Sanjay Chadha of The Asia Kitchen says, “Last time, there was a 50% increase in home deliveries during IPL, and we had to hire people on daily basis to ensure timely deliveries. This time, we have prepared in advance.”
Even eateries that don’t take home delivery orders have decided to do this IPL. “Home orders accounted for 40% of our total business last time. We have just hired to manage IPL home orders and allotted separate phone numbers for the section,” says Priyank Sukhija of 1 Cafe Bar. Fans are happy. “Thank God, there won’t be delay in orders during matches,” says Arun Vij, 20.