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back to article Takeaway order spewer Just Eat plans to raise £100 MEEELLION in IPO

Online takeaway aggregator Just Eat is hoping to raise a hefty £100m from an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. The 13-year-old Danish firm connects hungry folks to local takeaway and delivery services in 13 countries, including the UK, France, Canada and Ireland and claims to have had revenue of £96.8m last …

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MEEELLION!

Anybody else bored with the whole MEEELLION thing in the headlines?

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Re: MEEELLION!

Not as good as Hungry House - for which a 20% off for St Patricks Day voucher can be found on HUKD...

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WTF?

That looks as unappetising an investment...

As a kebab from this place.... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7669625.stm

(Probably NSFW or people with weak stomachs, you have been warned)

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Re: That looks as unappetising an investment...

I guess the Police arrived before he could get the employee on a Doner skewer....

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Holy Takeaway Batman, that's a lot of cash!

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No British food

Just had a look to see what is around here and it all seems to be Pizzas, indian and other foreign food. I think I give it a miss.

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Re: No British food

What could be more British than Indian food?

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I bet you prefer chips and curry sauce ;-)

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Hard luck - there's a place in Luton that'll deliver roast dinners (and no, it's not Meals on Wheels).

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Sorry, but what on earth could you possibly expect from a takeaway? How many British takeaways do you know? Were you expecting to be able to order a full english breakfast to your house? A sunday roast coming in those little foil packages?

EDIT: While the above comment would seem to marginalize this one, I'd wager for every one of those takeaways there's 10 indians, 10 kebabs, 10 pizza places, 10 chinese, 10 thai, etc. etc.

Fish and chips is pretty much the only british takeaway there is (not counting bakeries and those little modern things in Landan), and even then the majority of them don't deliver to your door. That seems to be the major distinction between a pure kebab shop and a fish and chip shop that also sells Donner.

It's not really anyone's fault that traditional british food doesn't transfer particularly well to takeaway culture. Or that our food is really bland.

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"What could be more British than Indian food?"

Fish and Chips, Fried Breakfasts, and Roast Dinners all spring to mind...

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"Were you expecting to be able to order a full english breakfast to your house? A sunday roast coming in those little foil packages?"

Yep - you can order both of those round here. No problem.

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Its gonna cost more to pay Just Eat than it will for the taxi.

Assuming they want to pay their shareholders anything.

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Awful TV ads

Who are their truly awful TV ads aimed at?

The answer I arrive at is enough to make me lose my appetite.

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Unbelievably expensive

I don't order takeaways and haven't heard of the site, so I was curious. But it all feels really expensive. £9 for a very ordinary sounding pizza, delivered in not less than 45 minutes? In that time I can walk to the local convenience shop, buy a much better quality pizza for half the price and cook it. And I'll have considerably greater info on nutrition & food chains.

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You are indeed fortunate to have a local convenience shop which sells better quality pizza within walking distance. I prefer to make sure I have an interesting supermarket one in the freezer which I consider makes a fine base for a damn fine pizza when enhanced with a selection of choice toppings from the fridge :-)

But If I am feeling extreeeeeeemly lazy then delivery is always a option, unusually a disappointing one admittedly.

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Re: Unbelievably expensive

Do you only get hungry when your convenience stores are open? Never been hungry after 5pm on a Sunday?

Plus, you aren't taking in to account that all the time that you are walking to the convenience store, shopping, walking home, making the dough, making the sauce and so on, I can be sitting on my arse watching TV.

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@Magnus btw it's not just-eat's fault that all of your local takeaways are really expensive - there is no premium charged in the prices as they are the same as buying from the takeaway directly.

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"Do you only get hungry when your convenience stores are open? Never been hungry after 5pm on a Sunday?"

That's what fridges, freezers, and store cupboards are for: you stock up in advance, then cook as and when you see fit.

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That's what fridges, freezers, and store cupboards are for: you stock up in advance, then cook as and when you see fit.

What if you don't live in SmugGitopia?

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13-year-old Danish firm

Lot of money for a cake maker.

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The places around here with that Just-eat sticker in their windows

Are the sorts of places you'd never ever want to order food from.

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Meal2Go

Were much better. So JustEat snaffled them, managed to lose all loyalty points and order histories in the process.

JustEats website is appalling. As many comments on their Facebook wall point out.

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Useless service

I tried, and failed, a dozen times over a month period to get my card information to store so I didn't have to keep paying at the door. Not once did it work and their help was not very helpful at all. I gave up trying and that is my experience with them to date. I don't understand how it was such a big mess and wouldn't work at all.

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my Just-Eat order history is depressing as fuck.

272 orders since late 2009, at an average of around a tenner a go...wow, my car isn't worth that much lol.

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On the small number of occassions that I've used them,

I've found it to be a handy service. I do worry that they're just leaching money away from independant businesses, but I do appreciate the convenience of not having to try to make myself understood over the phone (I've not the greatest diction, so getting the wrong order is not unknow).

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I'm forever...

Suddenly a number of so-so companies have decided to float. Are the chaps at Goldman Sachs dipping their clay pipe into the soapy solution again?

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I've always used hungryhouse in preference to just-eat as you can search for restaurant and dish names, and also search within a menu whereas just-eat has no search facility at all. I don't use it often but it is a handy service.

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