Deliveroo is to launch a click and collect option across thousands of restaurants this year.

The new element was announced this morning as art of Deliveroo’s wider expansion plans for 2019, which include launching in an additional eight towns across the UK in the next month and plans to add more than 40 by the end of the year.

The group also confirmed Yoobi Sushi as the first British restaurant Deliveroo is launching internationally, with a Deliveroo Editions site in Paris.

The delivery platform turns six today and also marked its 20,000th delivery partner, with Alaturka Doner in Coventry

Will Shu, Deliveroo’s chief executive, said: “Six years ago I never thought we’d get the chance to work with the likes of Gregg’s or Pizza Express. Now we’re in 14 countries across the globe, boast one of Britain’s biggest tech teams and are supporting some of the UK’s best takeaways and restaurants.

“As we look to the future we want to continue to provide our amazing restaurant partners across the UK with incremental revenue, continue to offer our riders with great flexible and well-paid work, and of course give our customers the very best food delivery service around.”

Deliveroo will shortly be operational in Sunderland, Dartford, Paisley, Birkenhead, Grays, Blackburn, Doncaster and Ashford.