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Food entrepreneur cashes in after finding gap in market

Hunger Games on course for fresh expansion plans

Rob Fairclough set up Hunger Games earlier this year

An entrepreneur is celebrating his success after his fast food delivery business has flourished.

Rob Fairclough, 24, from Rainford, noticed there were many fast food restaurants in the area that didn’t deliver, despite there being a demand for it from customers.

After talking to friends and family, Rob decided to set a delivery service up himself and created Hunger Games – and he hasn’t looked back since.

Rob said: “This is the first time I’ve ever operated a service like this –  it’s literally just a one-man team with the help of my friends during busy periods.

“After talking to friends and family, the majority of people seemed to agree that the unique idea would appeal to a wide audience.

“The idea initially was just going to be a weekend hangover cure, but we’ve had so much interest and so many positive comments we decided that this service actually appeals to a wider audience than we initially thought.”

Rob set up the business earlier this year and has drummed up his customer base using mainly social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. 

Rob said: “Once a few people started using us, our popularity spread by word of mouth and this has played a key role in increasing productivity within the business – we eventually want everyone to be talking about Hunger Games.”

The business offers fast food delivery from takeaway places that don't already offer a delivery service such as McDonald’s and KFC, which are Rob's main outlets.

At the moment they operate  within a five-mile radius of Skelmersdale, covering Ormskirk and Rainford.

They can also negotiate out- of-area deliveries if people live slightly beyond  the five-mile radius.

Customers pay retail prices for their food with a £4.50 delivery fee on top. People send their orders by either calling or texting,  and also through Facebook and Twitter.

Rob said: “It’s a really simple concept but the demand has been phenomenal.

“The name for the business was literally a toss-up between a couple of ideas that me and my friends  all had. Week by week we are getting busier and busier and if this carries on we will be looking to expand our business by adding more drivers as the volume of work increases.

“We don't just do McDonald’s, KFC and Subway, we can also go to people’s  local takeaways and we’ve even picked people’s essentials up from their local shop. 

“We are also increasing the ways in which you can order with our very own app which is available on all iPhones and androids. There are also future arrangements being made so you can pay by debit card.

“We are very pleased to say that we have had nothing but praise and 100% positive feedback from all our customers.”

For more information, follow @HungerGamesFood on twitter or call 07879 407004.

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