New Zealand pizza delivery startup Papas is launching on Sunday with a “big bang” of innovation.
The startup has built a pizza delivery platform that can take in orders on demand from around the world.
“The concept is simple: You order from us, and we send you your pizza,” said Papas co-founder and CEO Paul McWilliams.
“We do not pay for delivery, we do not manage delivery, and the pizza is delivered to you.”
Papas will be able to deliver around 300 pizzas a day, with deliveries to take place in select areas.
The company has also secured a major funding round from venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.
“There’s an appetite for small businesses in the world right now, and it’s time to make sure that people have the opportunity to do what they want,” said McWilliams, who said his company had more than 2,000 orders in its first two months.
McWilliams said Papats pizzas would not only be delivered on a local basis, but also through international delivery networks.
“With a global delivery network, we can scale up quickly to deliver as many pizzas as we need to within minutes of order,” he said.
Papastrivia’s pizza ordering platform also includes delivery to selected areas.
“Papasts pizza is a pizza you can get at any restaurant in New Zealand,” said CEO John McBroom.
“It’s fast, it’s delicious and it has a great customer experience.
It’s a great product and we’re confident it will be an important part of our pizza business for years to come.”
Papa Pizza Express is expected to roll out in Auckland in early April.