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Zomato Order to soon deliver food from restaurants that have no home delivery service

Coming soon on @Zomato Order: the entire Indian restaurant industry, including dine-in-only restaurants that don't otherwise deliver. [1/2]

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Zomato’s founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal today announced an expansion of the company’s Zomato Order service that will be welcomed by foodies with open arms. The service will soon tie with restaurants to deliver food, which otherwise don’t have a home delivery service. 

Zomato Order was launched earlier this year to let users order food via the app without the need to call restaurants. At the time of launch, the company had tied up with around 2,000 restaurants, but soon increased that to more than 10,000 joints across 14 Indian cities. Now however the company wants to go pan-India and tie up with almost every restaurant.

For its last-mile delivery business, Zomato has roped in logistic partners like Delhivery, Grab and Pickingo to get on board all restaurants that do not typically do home delivery. In a chat with ET Goyal says that one will also be able to order home delivery from a 5-Star hotel, which until now didn’t have any kind of home delivery service.

Zomato plans to gradually expand this service by adding up to 500 restaurants every week. The first batch of cities to get the benefit of this service will be Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. It will then steadily expand this service to the rest of the country.

Earlier this year, Zomato raised around Rs 155 crore from Info Edge at a valuation of $1 billion. Going forward, the company is said to be in talks with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings for raising fresh funds in the tune of $60-80 million. These funds will be used for the aforementioned last-mile delivery business, as well as expanding into new territories such as Europe, South East Asia and Latin America.

  • Published Date: September 1, 2015 2:04 PM IST