“At Altrincham Market, our business is at pre-Covid levels. Mackie Mayor is at 60 per cent but that has been hit badly by the fact that people not yet at work in Manchester city centre and there is no tourism in the city. Macclesfield Picturedrome is only one-week into re-opening and the signs are very good there.
“I don’t see the app disappearing. We are wholly relying on it to produce income at the moment and I now accept that this is very much part of the way forward.
“In the future, there will still be the excitement of a crowded bar for some but others will use the app to order food and drink.
Ian Chambers, managing director of App4, added: “We are delighted that our Alt Eats app has been such a success.
“It allows customers to choose from a hugely varied menu of food and outlets and their meals can be delivered to numbered tables in sectioned areas.”
App4 provides bespoke app solutions across the food and drink industry. The company has seen high-profile success for pub and takeaway chains and has created a number of apps tailored to the needs of their different clients.
Ian said: “We are busy helping companies who have been desperate to trade for months and we are taking on staff so we can handle more inquiries and orders.
“It is excellent to see our clients’ business coming back so quickly through the use of technology which they wouldn’t have otherwise considered.