A DUNFERMLINE food delivery app is expanding as takeaways ditch Just Eat for the service.

Dunfermline Eats was launched last year after its co-owners, Bilal Shahid and Michael McDade, saw a gap in the market.

Now, La Riviera in Kelty, and Joe's Food Bar in Cowdenbeath, are leaving Just Eat in favour of the home-grown business.

Bilal said: “That’s a year in for us as an established business now.

“We have over 75 takeaways and restaurants and one grocery shop open seven days a week.

“These are our first two moving over to us from Just Eat with more planned after New Year.

“There is no power for takeaways at all with Just Eat, they have no power over their own business as customers can request refunds through the app with no decisions made by the takeaway.”

Current app users have given feedback that they are happier using the service as they can deal directly with the business owners, not a larger company.

“If there is a complaint or something which is not right, we speak to the customer first and pass it on to the takeaway to resolve,” said Bilal.

Dunfermline Eats also focus on giving back to the community, they have paired up with Dunfermline Athletic FC as well as other groups to provide competitions and promotions.

Bilal said: “We want to support local as we continue to grow and get bigger and bigger, we really want to spread awareness that La Riviera and Joe’s Food Bar are coming off Just Eat and we are offering 20 per cent off every order across both chip shops.

“We will be business as usual over Christmas and New Year with another 20 partners coming in the New Year.

“We support our exclusive partners and give them a push with promotions to maintain a good client relationship.

“They put their trust in us driving their business onwards.

“We have had a lot of new businesses coming to us directly before going elsewhere.”

Bilal added that he hoped to have more than 120 locations on the app next year.