Food delivery platform Foodhub has secured a partnership with gig economy platform Gigable to expand the delivery options for restaurants listed on the site.

Gigable directly connects businesses with freelancers so a restaurant looking for a delivery driver can post the date and time they need a driver and rate of pay before waiting for a member of the community to accept the job.

The new tie-up will give Manchester’s independent restaurants a commission-free delivery service.

There are more than 500 Gigable drivers and 150 Foodhub takeaway restaurant partners in Manchester but the delivery app is looking for this new collaboration to help grow its network.

Manchester-based Foodhub has been operating since 2017 and, unlike the traditional commission-based structure used by other takeaway market places, it operates on a subscription model.

Philip Mostyn, chief operating officer at Foodhub, said: “A multitude of businesses are feeling the outcome of the current crisis and restaurants in particular are facing a period of uncertainty. However, those that have thrived have been those that offer a delivery service. Therefore, we have partnered with Gigable to enable independent restaurants in Manchester the ability to provide delivery.”

Gigable founder and chief executive John Ryan added: “This is an opportunity for us to bring something new to thousands more businesses and freelancers across the UK.”