Restaurant across Dubai and Abu Dhabi are now in the final phase of launching their own app which is a full-scale challenge against food order-and-delivery portals such as Zomato and Talabat. And at the same time, ensure customers who order through the restaurants’ owned apps do not have to pay as much on delivery charges.
The Dubai-based group, representing more than 500 F&B businesses, expect to go live with the GoFood app and portal as early as next week. Much of the beta testing has been done, and by having 2,000 plus outlets covered through the app can provide for all sorts of customer tastes and have maximum coverage when it comes to delivery in the city.
The promoters of GoFood plan to enter an alliance with a leading delivery services provider to take care of the last-mile needs.
In Abu Dhabi, another app/portal – Orderat – from restaurant owners will also be going live, most likely in July. “As UAE citizens and F&B owners ourselves, we know the pain UAE restaurants are feeling… and that they deserved better,” said Mubarak Al Ghanem of Orderat. “There will be no signing up fee for restaurant partners, no annual fee, and only a small charge per order no matter how big an order is.