Portimão launches free delivery service to support local restaurants

Portimão Council has launched a new free delivery service which allows local residents to order food from a local restaurant and have it delivered directly to their doorstep … for free!

Entitled ‘PTMàMESA’, the service aims to keep struggling restaurants in business as the country enters a new lockdown.

The initiative is part of the larger council-led scheme ‘Portimão Dá à Mão à Economia Local’ (Portimão Lends a Hand to Local Economy), which aims to help companies and families deal with the effects of the pandemic.

The new delivery service has been created with the help of comidas.pt, a food delivery company based at StartUp Portimão, and will be free to use for restaurants, eateries and pastry shops as well as clients.

Clients can place their order (must be a minimum of €5) online (ptamesa.pt), by telephone (+351 919 878 610) or using the new ‘#PTMàMESA’ app.

Payment can be completed online or by bank card when the food is delivered.

Around €60,000 has been spent by the council on this initiative. Couriers have been trained by comidas.pt, although the council says that taxi or transfer companies which have been dealt blows by the pandemic can also sign up to the delivery service.

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