Business, Lifestyle, Manchester, News

Meet the app offering half price food at Manchester restaurants and helping the homeless

0 946

By Pierangelly Del Rio Martinez

Use referral code MMUDEAL to earn free food.

According recent reports, Manchester has the highest number of rough sleepers in the country, only falling behind Brighton and two inner London boroughs. In response, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, has promised to end rough sleeping entirely by 2020. As the situation persists, an app aims to help the homeless while offering its users the best discounts from Mancunian restaurants.

The Dealer App aims to revolutionise the way discounting works in Manchester by allowing restaurants owners to manage their promotions easily and successfully. Through the app, restaurant owners can change their promotions in real time, focus them on specific times of the day or days of the week and cap the number of people that are eligible to receive each offer. In exchange, app users can get juicy discounts as, contrary to the way in which other discount apps work, the minimum in discount offer in The Dealer App is 20% off and the vast majority of vendors regularly list deals at 30%, 40% and 50%.

This poses the question: if we get you 50% off your lunch, will you give £0.50 back to charities fighting homelessness? For every deal that is redeemed on the app, a pop up appears asking the users if they would be willing to give back a small fraction of the saved money. This sum will go to the charities fighting rough sleeping in Manchester. Users have the option to choose between giving £0.50 back to charity or pass on a smile instead. With this system, The Dealer aims to incorporate the action of giving and supporting the homeless a regular practice in our weekly lives.

The collected funds are passed directly onto a selection of chosen characters. Currently, The Dealer supports seven homeless charities across the UK, with the chosen Manchester charity being Mustard Tree. For every £10 collected, Mustard Tree is capable to provide with £160 worth of food for family and individuals in need. The Dealer doesn’t stop at homeless charities; they are also hoping to raise additional funds for those services affected by government cuts.

The innovative concept has been well received and under a hundred restaurants have already signed up. Among them is this year’s winner at the Manchester Food and Drink awards, Bundobust. The immediate step to follow this successful reception is expansion, targeting other cities and industries.

The Dealer App is available to download on both the Android and Apple stores. Use referral code MMUDEAL to earn free food!

About the author / 

Pierangelly Del Rio

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More News Stories:

  • Interview: The Super Late Night on His Latest Track, Working as a One-Man Band/Producer and Keeping His Music Unashamedly Personal

    Manchester-based artist, The Super Late Night, is quickly taking the alt-pop world by storm. Boasting a tendency for dramatic hooks and powerful melodies dripping with synth – it’s little wonder why.  The self-described “emo but charismatic” artist, released his debut single, ‘Honey’, around two months ago. It is an emo-pop masterpiece, perfectly encompassing the extreme feelings…

  • ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’: The Legacy of AIDS PSAs in a World of Coronavirus

    In the years before James Cameron’s Titanic, an eerie iceberg appearing on their television screens carried a very different connotations for Britons living in the 1980s. The ominous block of ice had hidden dangers – as icebergs tend to – namely, the word ‘AIDS’ etched out in large letters, hidden beneath the surface of the…

  • Crystal Tides Return With Indie-Pop Anthem ‘Monday’

    Featured Image: Rhona Murphy Portsmouth-based band Crystal Tides are back, with their latest indie-pop anthem ‘Monday’. Since their formation in 2018, the band have built up a strong following, resulting in many memorable sold-out shows in their hometown. However, with their penchant for catchy melodies and relatable lyrics, it surely won’t be long until they’re playing packed…

  • What More Do We Know About Shukri Abdi?

    Last July, aAh! Magazine reported on the tragic death of Shukri Abdi, a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Bury who was found dead in the River Irwell. A group of children were with her in the run up to her death. At the time of her death, it was widely speculated that her death was not an…