Food delivery company Deliveroo has launched its service in Braintree today (July 11).

The mobile phone app allows users to order food from chain and independent restaurants and get it delivered to their home.

Around 30 eateries in Braintree are expected to have signed up by the end of the year.

And to mark the launch, Deliveroo representatives will be giving away hundreds of free doughnuts around Braintree town centre this Saturday, July 13.

The food delivery company is also giving customers 20% off orders for the next four weeks.

It's estimated that around 50 jobs will be created in Braintree over the course of the first year, with the majority being the riders who to deliver the food.