Weekly Round Up

Posted 5 days ago on 24-Jun-2022

A regular post with the most recent news from around the UK likely to affect takeaways and restaurants. Read more

New ecommerce card rules will be enforced from today

Posted 3 months ago on 14-Mar-2022

Fraud checks imposed by the FCA ask customers to verify transactions before approval. Read more

Your delivery driver – it's a customer relations job

Posted 8 months ago on 26-Oct-2021

Online customers who order deliveries have only one way to judge your business – your driver. What can go wrong, and what makes for a good delivery driver? Read more

Tips for photographing food in your restaurant

Posted 8 months ago on 20-Oct-2021

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to food photography, it could be worth a thousand customers too. Read more

Changing Trends In Lunchtime Orders

Posted 8 months ago on 04-Oct-2021

New statistics reveal customers' lunchtime habits have changed when working from home. Read more

VAT Increase From Today

Posted 8 months ago on 01-Oct-2021

1st October sees hospitality industry VAT rate increase from 5% to 12.5%. Read more

Chicken Supplies

Posted 9 months ago on 27-Sep-2021

The government and the British Poultry Council (BPC) are working to ensure supplies of chicken for wholesale and retail will continue despite the problems affecting supplies. Read more

Ordara is the fastest online ordering platform

Posted 9 months ago on 23-Sep-2021

It’s easy to understand the importance of good design to entice customers to order online. But what may not be obvious is the importance of underlying technical details which also have a big impact on customer satisfaction. Read more

Spice Up Your Menu - Specials

Posted 9 months ago on 11-Sep-2021

Specials boards are a great way to promote your restaurant and offer customers something different to keep them coming back. Find out more Read more

Food Labelling Changes

Posted 9 months ago on 06-Sep-2021

From 1 October 2021 the requirements for labelling pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) food will change across the UK. Read more

Spice Up Your Menu - Colour More Than Just Your Menu

Posted 9 months ago on 02-Sep-2021

The Spice Up Your Menu series is a regular post with new menu ideas and ways to attract more customers and increase profit. This week we look at decoration. Read more

Plans to ban plastic cutlery and polystyrene cups

Posted 10 months ago on 28-Aug-2021

UK government announces a "war on plastic" in bid to reduce waste. Read more

Spice Up Your Menu - Words

Posted 10 months ago on 24-Aug-2021

The Spice Up Your Menu series is a regular post with new menu ideas and ways to attract more customers and increase profit. This week we think about words. Read more

Spice Up Your Menu - Colour

Posted 10 months ago on 09-Aug-2021

The Spice Up Your Menu series is a regular post with new menu ideas and ways to attract more customers and increase profit. This week we look at colour. Read more

Spice Up Your Menu - Vegetarian

Posted 10 months ago on 02-Aug-2021

The Spice Up Your Menu series is a regular post with new menu ideas and ways to attract more customers and increase profit. This week we look at vegetarian options. Read more

Charging for Plastic Bags

Posted 11 months ago on 26-Jul-2021

UK law on single-use plastic carrier bags applies to all businesses since 21 May. Read more

What to look out for when buying EPOS and Online Ordering for Fast Food Restaurants

Posted 11 months ago on 16-Jul-2021

Are you looking at investing in, or changing your EPOS and online ordering system? I’m sure you’ve found many companies offering online ordering systems all with their own unique selling points, but there are some key things you need to look into before deciding which will be the right one for your business, so we’ve created this handy guide to help you. Read more

Government confirms Covid restrictions will be removed

Posted 11 months ago on 13-Jul-2021

The government says that Covid restrictions in England will be removed as planned on 19 July. Read more

England's planned rule changes for 19 July 2021

Posted 11 months ago on 08-Jul-2021

The government has announced that nearly all remaining Covid restrictions in England will be removed on 19 July but the final decision on the changes will be confirmed on 12 July. Read more

England's latest restrictions / İngiltere'nin karantina kısıtlamaları

Posted 1 year ago on 06-Nov-2020

Where to find guidance on the new laws, and updated food safety advice. Yeni yasalar ve güncellenmiş gıda güvenliği tavsiyeleri nerede bulunur. Read more

VAT reduction and your business

Posted 1 year ago on 13-Jul-2020

Government announces VAT change for hospitality industry to promote growth - how does it affect you? Read more

Leave at door service

Posted 2 years ago on 20-Mar-2020

Customers can now ask that their paid order be left on the doorstep. Read more

Ordara lands on the Isle of Man

Posted 2 years ago on 26-Feb-2020

A warm welcome to our new clients from across the water, we expand to the Isle of Man in 2020. Read more

Contacting us got easier

Posted 2 years ago on 24-Feb-2020

We've invested in better ways to contact us - a new phone system, dedicated support email and client job tracking. Read more

Weather warnings

Posted 2 years ago on 15-Feb-2020

Increased weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office, your delivery system may automatically update. Read more

Improved card terminal support

Posted 2 years ago on 12-Feb-2020

We've made improvements to card terminal EPOS integrations, upgrade is automatic and no action is needed. Read more

Extra capacity added

Posted 2 years ago on 10-Feb-2020

We saw record-breaking numbers of orders this month and we've scaled our platform to meet demand. Read more