Well, who knew they could do it, but they just did! Zomato has added another dimension to their ever expanding range of services. The global restaurant search and discovery app has announced that it will soon be launching its online ordering services in the UAE.
Building on its powerful search and discovery product, Zomato will soon allow people to order food online using Zomato Order. Consumers in the UAE will soon be able to order whatever they’re craving from thousands of local restaurants, directly from the restaurant’s listing on the Zomato apps and website.
“In the long term, we want to be the singular communication platform for restaurants and customers. We want people everywhere to have easy access to all kinds of restaurant information at their fingertips, so they can make informed dining decisions. There is a lot of ground to cover in bridging the communication gap between consumers and restaurants. I think with the introduction of Online Ordering, Table Reservations, Cashless Payments, and our built-for-business POS product, we will bridge that gap to a large extent.” said Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder and COO, Zomato.
Over the past few months, Zomato has added a number of services to its platform, taking it beyond just restaurant search and discovery. The company acquired restaurant reservation platform NexTable in April this year, and will soon launch its table reservation app Zomato Book. In February this year, Zomato Cashless was introduced in Dubai, to allow customers to make cashless payments at restaurants via the Zomato app.
“Based on a lot of user and merchant feedback, we realised there was a need for a seamless product experience in the online ordering segment. Our focus has always been on making dining experiences more convenient, and we are certain this is going to change the way people order in” said Viraj Sawant, Country Manager, Zomato UAE.”We are expanding rapidly in the market, and are looking to hire over 100 people across verticals in the next 2 months.”
The Zomato Order app will soon be available for iOS and Android in Dubai, and can be used to order from an array of delivery-based restaurants. It will soon be rolled out in other cities in the UAE. Given Zomato’s aggressive product growth over the past few months and all that is in the pipeline, Zomato may soon be the only app one ever needs for all things dining.