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30th Jul 2019

Deliveroo reveals that one Irish mammy ordered takeaway right after giving birth

Olivia Hayes

Ah, here now.

We all get hunger pangs from time to time but unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about them. Whether we’re in the middle of work or at a conference, or you know… on the motorway, we just have to wait for food.

Or do we?

Deliveroo has come up with some of the most strangest delivery orders in Ireland and they are absolutely gas.

From being in a maternity ward, to being broke down on the M50, here are some of the most bizarre orders the company has ever received:

1.  Breakdown Assistance

One Dubliner’s car broke down on the M50 and they decided that waiting 45 minutes for breakdown assistance to arrive was too long to wait for food. To meet this need, the stranded motorist ordered breakdown assistance in the form of a tasty meal from Deliveroo. The note simply read Look out for the broken down Fiesta”.

2. Don’t Forget to Say Grace

In Cork City, one family wanted a takeaway on Christmas Eve, and to beat the rush, they ordered ahead of time – but, the family specified that the order was to arrive “no earlier than one hour’s time as we are going to mass now.” The family went to their mass, legged it home and arrived just before their Deliveroo rider got to them.

3. Maternity Meal

A young couple in Galway City Centre had just welcomed the arrival of their newborn, however the Mum was feeling a bit famished and the hospital food was certainly not satisfying her needs. So, she got the new Dad to put in an order from her favourite restaurant. When the order arrived, he was sent to meet the Deliveroo rider at the hospital entrance so that he could sneak in the food.

4. Birthday Wishes

A family that was celebrating their daughter’s birthday at their home in Sandycove requested in the delivery notes that along with the food order, the rider would give a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday, which he was more than happy to do.

5. Late Night Hidden Pizza

One female customer in Dublin who was on a night out ordered pizza and wanted it delivered to her house for when she got home. However she was afraid that her flatmate would get stuck into her pizza before she arrived so asked the rider to hide it for her; “Please, please, please hide my pizza under my car as I won’t be there and my house mates keep eating my food!” she said in the note section.