Zomato buys small strategic stake in Manila-based Quick Delivery;launches Online Ordering services in the Philippines

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February 2nd 2016, Manila: The Philippines' largest restaurant search and discovery platform, Zomato, has announced the launch of its online ordering services in Manila through a strategic investment in home-grown logistics leader Quick Delivery. 

Zomato launched their online ordering/food delivery services in India late May 2015, and has already seen exceptional results. Over the past few months, Zomato expanded their online ordering operations to 10 cities within India, and to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE overseas. Its next stop is the Philippines, where it has launched its online ordering services in partnership with Quick Delivery, a leading delivery and takeout service provider in the Philippines.

With food accounting for 30-35% of the monthly per-capita spend, Filipinos seem to have an insatiable appetite, often eating out up to 6 times in a day – breakfast, brunch, lunch, 'merienda', dinner, and a late-night snack. 

Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder, Zomato, who is leading the online ordering business for Zomato said, “The delivery market in the Philippines has the potential to be one of the largest in Asia. We believe strongly in the leadership of Quick Delivery, and what they’ve built and achieved in the Philippines over the years. With this partnership, we believe we will create real value and bring a smoother, more enjoyable ordering experience to our customers. This will also enable restaurants to cater to a vast base of engaged users in a seamless way.”

Quick Delivery is a pioneer in the Philippines food delivery and takeout market, and has exclusive partnerships with over 1,200 restaurants. Leveraging Quick Delivery's leadership position in the corporate segment, its exclusive restaurant agreements, and a loyal customer base, Zomato is in a position to make a strong entry into the Philippines delivery market.

Eugenio 'Jin' Gonzalez, Founder, Quick Delivery, said, “Zomato launching its online ordering services in the Philippines is a breath of fresh air for us. The fact that they have partnered with Quick Delivery is even better. We look forward to working together with them to set the standard for delivery service in the country, and they have our full support!” 

Ton Mercado of Don Henricos Restaurants, added, “Don Henricos is extremely excited about this new delivery service by Zomato. This will allow us to serve a whole new audience, and we're happy to be doing it with established players in the market. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Zomato and Quick Delivery.”

Zomato is the leading online and mobile restaurant search and discovery platform in the Philippines, offering users detailed information, updated menus, photos, ratings and reviews, and geocoded coordinates for over 16,000 restaurants across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Tagaytay, Laguna, and Cebu. Zomato's online food ordering feature will make their offering to users even more powerful, allowing them to discover and then order food from their favorite restaurants around Metro Manila. 

Since launching its operations in the Philippines in 2013, Zomato has become the go-to website and app for foodies in the nation, with an average of 13 million monthly page views. In addition to making restaurant search and discover easy and engaging, Zomato also allows users to create and share custom Collections of their favourite restaurants, and add reviews and photos of their dining experiences to their Dineline.

With the launch of its online ordering services, Zomato is now the platform that allows millions of foodies to discover restaurants, view updated menus, and quickly place an order online. This seamless integration helps bridge the gap between a restaurant's physical location and the endless opportunities online operations open up.

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About Zomato

Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for over 1.4 million restaurants across 23 countries. Zomato is used by consumers globally to discover, rate and review restaurants, as well as create their own personal network of foodies for trusted recommendations. 

In addition to restaurant search and discovery, Zomato has expanded its offering to include Online Ordering, Table Reservations, a Whitelabel App Platform, and a Point-of-Sale system, creating cutting-edge technology to connect restaurant businesses and customers in ways that will revolutionise the restaurant industry.

In the Philippines, Zomato contains in-depth information for over 16,000 restaurants across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Tagaytay, Laguna, and Cebu.

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