When the pandemic hit in March, we filled our larders with beans, started sourdough cultures, hoarded toilet paper, and stocked up on alcoholic beverages. Square Eats, a Botswana-based on-demand food delivery service announced it now has the ability to deliver alcohol country-wide.
Square Eats, announced customers will be able to purchase to-go alcoholic beverages from restaurants with any food order.
“We are happy we can continue to expand ways to reinforce our commitment to local communities in the current environment,” said CEO Randall Newman, in a press release. “We are doing everything possible to find ways to help our restaurant partners provide more services to diners in need like the addition of alcohol delivery.”
Square Eats delivery drivers will verify customers’ ages by checking ID upon delivery – they’ll also require customers to sign a receipt, and the signature must match the name on the driver’s license.
The company is also working to adapt to changes in business caused by COVID-19, with strategies including no-contact delivery service, marketing programs, and working with restaurants to waive delivery fees. Square Eats has also committed to paying any employees who contract the virus.