Deliveroo now has 1000 virtual restaurant brands on its platform – a figure it expects to double by mid-2019.

Jamie’s Pizzeria, developed by Jamie’s Italian, was Deliveroo’s 1000th virtual brand, launching in Taipei.

Other examples of virtual brands include The Chickpea, a vegetarian and vegan offering created specifically for Deliveroo Editions by Waleema, and Xin Dom Sum, which was back through Editions by Ekachai after it was previously in Selfridges a few years ago.

Launched in the UK in 2017, there are c400 virtual restaurant brands on the Deliveroo platform including Yoobi Sushi’s Lolo Poké and Noodle Inn’s Mr Miyagi Ramen & Bao.

Caleb Merkl, VP of special projects at Deliveroo, said “Virtual restaurant brands are just one example of how at Deliveroo we’re using technology to support our 50,000 restaurants globally. We’re committed to working with our partners to provide new concepts and innovations, helping to support them as the food delivery industry continues to grow”.