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Appetite for F&B apps up as time-crunched Southeast Asians become more cost-conscious

Indonesia saw the largest growth in app downloads with nearly 88% YoY.
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Appetite for F&B apps up as time-crunched Southeast Asians become more cost-conscious

Indonesia saw the largest growth in app downloads with nearly 88% YoY.
1 day ago

Pret A Manger to expand in UAE

Up to 20 new shops are expected to open across the country in the years ahead.

Malaysia’s Berjaya Food to announce JV with Paris Baguette Singapore

The JV signing ceremony is scheduled to be held on June 20.

Singapore’s F&B services up 11.4% YoY in April

Total sales value was estimated at S$815 million.

Texas Chicken Malaysia opening over 100 restaurants by 2030

More drive-thru restaurants and expanded delivery services are part of the plan.

Luckin Coffee now bigger than Starbucks in China

The scandal-tainted startup is staging a comeback.

Subway inks master franchise deal to triple West Malaysia growth

The announcement is also part of Subway’s APAC hopes to double its current network of restaurants in the region from about 3,300 to over 6,000 in the next five years.

Grab is testing food delivery with a self-driving car

The Island A.H.B.O.I. vehicle is also designed to be weather-proof and features built-in food warming and cooling technology.

Hong Kong restaurants slightly more optimistic as social distancing restrictions relax

Extending dine-in hours and providing additional subsidies to affected restaurants are considered the ‘most effective’ measures by the government to support the F&B industry.

Singapore’s delivery riders are highly satisfied with work but most are “excluded” in future policy talks

A new study reveals riders are not in favour of industry changes that could “potentially disrupt the autonomy they currently enjoy.”

Singapore's food inflation eases to 2.3% in February

Lower inflation for non-cooked food offset higher inflation for prepared meals.

Dairy Queen to open 600 more stores in China by 2030

The chain already has over 1,100 restaurants in the market. 

McDonald’s, Starbucks to shut down Russia operations

The QSR giants join a list of brands that are suspending any presence in the country during its invasion of Ukraine.

Mental, physical health concerns resulting in bigger delivery appetite in Hong Kong: survey

60% of Hong Kongers now see food delivery “as a necessity”, Deliveroo said.

Subway inks master franchise deal to open over 700 restaurants in Thailand

The sandwich chain is aggressively doubling its current network of restaurants in the region to over 6,000 in the next five years.

Yum China grows sales despite Delta outbreaks

Net income increased 26% to US$990 million.