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Zomato to Launch a Service where People can Order Home-Cooked Food

"Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye (one should eat home-made food once in a while)," tweeted Zomato

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"Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye (one should eat home-made food once in a while)," tweeted Zomato. Wikimedia Commons

A latest tweet by food delivery platform Zomato has triggered speculations that it may launch a service where people can order home-made food — like that age-old tiffin service which is still popular in several parts of the country especially among students, working-class people and those living in private hostels.

“Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye (one should eat home-made food once in a while),” tweeted Zomato. It’s Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal replied: “Who did this? Good tweet”.

Its rival Swiggy is already catering to over 1,000 customers in Gurugram with its new app called “Swiggy Daily” that lets people order home-cooked meals prepared by tiffin service providers and home chefs.

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The tweet by Zomato is an indication that it is set to launch a Swiggy-style home-cooked meal service. Wikimedia Commons

The new Swiggy app comes with a subscription-only plan for a period of one day or week or for months.

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The tweet by Zomato is an indication that it is set to launch a Swiggy-style home-cooked meal service. “@deepigoyal toh bulao na Bhai Ghar par,” tweeted one user. “New product launch for home chef food delivery?” wrote another.

Zomato last year faced a controversy where one of its food delivery agent was seen eating the customer’s food in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. A consumer court last week slapped Rs 55,000 fine on Zomato along with a hotel for delivering non-vegetarian food to a lawyer who had ordered a vegetarian dish. (IANS)

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Zomato Acquires Food Donation Start-up ‘Feeding India’

The Feeding India team has been working with Zomato for about six months now

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Zomato app displayed on a smartphone.

Food delivery platform Zomato has acquired Feeding India, a not-for-profit organisation with an aim to serve at least 100 million underprivileged people every month.

With this acquisition, Zomato will fund the entire salaries of the team and some core initiatives, the company said on Monday.

For example, Zomato will fund the development of the ‘Feedi.ng’ app which will connect donors and volunteers.

Zomato said it will revamp the Feeding India website and start publishing quarterly financials on the website.

Zomato logo. Twitter

“Zomato is aiming to get the first Feeding Global – Financial Transparency Report, out by October 2019,” Zomato Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal wrote in a blog post.

The Feeding India team has been working with Zomato for about six months now.

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“In December of 2018, Feeding India distributed 78,300 monthly meals to the underprivileged. That figure has now skyrocketed to over 1.1 million meals a month,” Goyal said.

“Similarly, the number of cities Feeding India is active in has risen from 65 to 82. The number of Hunger Heroes (volunteers at Feeding India) has grown from 8,500 to 21,500,” he added. (IANS)