In February 2015, Menulog and EatNow agreed to the merger and created Menulog Group Limited. In May 2015, the company was acquired by Just Eat which financed the agreement by issuing new shares for A$855 million. Pty Menulog. Ltd. is an Australian and New Zealand online application for ordering food and beverages. The e-commerce platform is based in Sydney and is owned by the Dutch parent company Just Eat Takeaway.  Menulog has more than 15,000 restaurant partners throughout Australia and 500 in New Zealand and has its own couriers. “We confirm that in the three months prior to the resignation, Deliveroo told Mr. Franco that he had twice informed Mr. Franco of the poor delivery results. However, for the above reasons, we are not in a position to resume its service contract. The 32-year-old motorcycle courier also denies Deliveroo`s claim that he was too slow at work. According to FWC decisions, this test could set a precedent with costly consequences for Deliveroo and its competitors in the Gig Economy.
If Deliveroo and rivals Uber Eats and Menulog were forced to classify their drivers as “employees” under the law, it would jeopardize the viability of their business model, as labour costs would increase. The TWU is funding Mr. Franco`s case against Deliveroo. “Our customers rightly expect their food to be delivered in a timely manner, the reputation of restaurants depends on good service, which provides their hot and in good condition, and other drivers don`t want the behavior of a minority to make customers to order Deliveroo.” But the problem for Mr. Franco, in this case, is that the law is not necessarily on his side. “In the six-week period prior to termination, its delivery service was significantly lower than the average for drivers in the same range using the same type of vehicle.” I mentioned all my personal problems, my loss of income, my wife and my 11-month-old daughter that I have to deal with… but it doesn`t matter. “They work weekends, nights and in terrible weather, without penalties, minimum prices or even guaranteed payment. Deliveroo says he will defend the case and has strenuously denied Mr. Franco`s claims. In fact, this means that their employees are contractors (who are their own bosses, who run their own businesses) in order to avoid paying the minimum wage, annual leave, sick leave, aging and other rights. “It was frustrating because I`ve been with them for years, and they didn`t care what I had to say.” And if they are no longer useful to the company, they can be dismissed without warning or without appeal. Menulog includes international franchises such as McDonald`s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and the South African Portuguese chicken franchise Nando`s While most Australians stayed home to avoid catching the coronavirus, Diego Franco worked almost every day to deliver takeaway to their door.