After Zomato, Ola pilots 10-minute food delivery service in India; Swiggy in line too

Ola has started testing a 10-minute food delivery service in India. The company has begun offering select food items such as pizza, rolls and khichdi as a part of the menu. Ola has described these food items as ‘freshly prepared’ and it is using its grocery delivery wing, Ola Dash, to deliver these items.

According to a report by The Economic Times, Ola will take advantage of services offered by robotics startup Mukunda Foods. Interestingly, the announcement comes less than a month after Zomato invested $5 million in Mukunda Foods for a 16.66% stake in the company.

It is worth noting that Mukunda Foods provides its service to top cloud kitchens and eateries. It is also expected to play an important role in Zomato Instant, which is the company’s 10-minute food delivery service.
Ola in a statement to the publication confirmed that it had been testing its 10-minute food delivery service in Bengaluru for quite some time now.

That said, Ola is not the only company that is looking forward to expanding its horizons. The report said that Swiggy too is planning to launch a faster food delivery service in India soon. However, it remains unclear if it is planning to launch a 10-minute food-delivery service. The report also says that Swiggy too is in talks with Mukunda Foods for its robotic equipment that automates food preparation and reduces cooking time by around 20 to 50% for Indian and Chinese dishes.
The development comes shortly after Zomato recently launched its 10-minute food delivery service. The service caused a backlash following, which lead Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal over a Twitter thread explained how the service would work.

Faqs

Zomato India has officially dissolved and shut down its subsidiary in the US — Zomato USA LLC, a month after the food tech company listed on the stock exchange. According to the filing, Zomato USA was not a material subsidiary of Zomato India and its dissolution will have no effect on the company’s revenue or turnover.

Zomato provides information, menus and user-reviews of restaurants as well as food delivery options from partner restaurants in select cities. As of 2019, the service is available in 24 countries and in more than 10,000 cities.

From swanky upscale restaurants to the cosiest hidden gems serving the most incredible food, Zomato covers it all. Explore menus, and millions of restaurant photos and reviews from users just like you, to find your next great meal.

Type of business Private
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Available in English
Founded July 2014
Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Area served 300+ cities across India

Conclusion

Ola has started testing in India a 10-minute food delivery service. It is partnering with Mukunda Foods, a robotics startup that offers its services to top cloud kitchens and eateries. Ola is not the only company looking to expand its horizons, as Swiggy too is planning on