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BreadTalk Group inks technology JV with ADERA
24 Sep 20
The company looks to further digitalise its food and beverage portfolio.
Foodpanda launches Japan operations
17 Sep 20
The service will initially roll out in six cities.
Foodpanda Singapore trials drone delivery anew
17 Aug 20
The initiative was done with ST Engineering.
Jollibee opens first cloud kitchen in Singapore
12 Aug 20
This is the group’s third kitchen of this kind.
Foodpanda Hong Kong adds extra relief measures for restaurants amidst latest COVID-19 wave
4 Aug 20
This includes a two month-long reduced commission rate option for pick-up restaurants.
MOS Burger to trial robot worker in Tokyo
23 Jul 20
The remote-controlled robot will be taking orders and answering questions about their menu.
Starbucks China's mobile ordering feature to join four Alibaba apps
22 Jul 20
The move expects to reach up to nearly one billion users.
Deliveroo Hong Kong cuts pick-up order commissions to 3%
16 Jul 20
It will be funding a 30% discount for customers who have selected the pickup option on the app until 24 July.
Philippines' top chains adopt contactless payment solutions
16 Jul 20
Going cashless is emerging as a preferred mode of payment.
Thai fast food operator Central Restaurants Group wants 100 cloud kitchens by 2024
13 Jul 20
The company is expected to open more restaurants this year.
Deliveroo Hong Kong launches catering services as COVID-19 restrictions ease
29 Jun 20
Users can select from 50 partners across the city.
Robot-run restaurant complex opens in China's Guangdong province
27 Jun 20
It claims to be able to serve one of its 200 menu items in as little as 20 seconds.
Deliveroo Hong Kong introduces in-app tipping feature to facilitate charitable donations
23 Jun 20
The platform expects to raise HK$1 million.
Philippine operator of Din Tai Fung launches in-house delivery service
12 Jun 20
Mo’Go can deliver orders as far as 25 km away from their stores.
Foodpanda Philippines expands to groceries, “essential” items
28 May 20
Some new partners include 7-Eleven.
Deliveroo Singapore launches new tipping function
18 May 20
The platform will also match the first 10,000 tips.
Transport company ComfortDelGro enters Singapore's food delivery scene
30 Apr 20
All fees will go to the cabbies.
Starbucks China banks on tech investments with Sequoia partnership
28 Apr 20
The coffee giant will look to form “commercial partnerships with next-generation food and retail technology companies”.
Deliveroo Singapore sees surge in rider applications amidst ‘circuit breaker' period
23 Apr 20
A thousand new riders were added to the platform fleet in Q1 2020.
Deliveroo Singapore sees jump in restaurant sign-ups amidst social distancing measures
26 Mar 20
They saw 600 new restaurants join the platform since January.
Deliveroo Hong Kong kickstarts mall partnership programme
18 Mar 20
The platform expects to assist 300 restaurant outlets in their sales.
Klook, Lalamove announce food delivery partnership
11 Mar 20
Two Hong Kong-based unicorns team up for the first time.
Guzman y Gomez taps payment platform to hasten customer transactions
5 Mar 20
Each order is now completed “at least 30 seconds quicker”.
JoyRide set to enter Philippines' food delivery scene
26 Feb 20
It will be joining regional mainstays GrabFood and Foodpanda.
Deliveroo Hong Kong adds 100 virtual brands to platform
26 Feb 20
Delivery-only brands have helped lift restaurant revenues to an average of 85%.
Foodpanda's expanded delivery services now in Hong Kong
19 Feb 20
Meanwhile, its Singapore business launched a whole-day groceries delivery service.
Kura Sushi opens revolving sushi bar concept in the US
7 Feb 20
It’s the Japanese chain’s 25th restaurant in the country.
HEYTEA launches mobile app in Singapore, Hong Kong
31 Jan 20
It was made in partnership with global financial technology firm Wirecard.
Deliveroo HK sees 20% boost in food orders during CNY
30 Jan 20
Chinese food orders saw a 6% drop.
Uber India sells food delivery business to rival aggregator
22 Jan 20
The deal gives Uber a 9.9% stake at rival firm Zomato.
7-Eleven partners with local fintech to launch cash-based remittance service
17 Jan 20
Payers will be able to remit using cash via a generated QR-code bill.
GrabFood opens first cloud kitchen in Singapore, teases upcoming merchant app
9 Jan 20
A self-pick up option for customers would soon be introduced.
After overtaking Starbucks in China, Luckin Coffee continues aggressive streak with vending machines, JV roasting plant
9 Jan 20
The chain says the new channels are part of its “omnichannel customer traffic network”.
Jollibee launches its first dual-lane drive thru in the Philippines
19 Dec 19
The latest Level Up Joy store is the chain’s 1,200th overall store and the 64th branch launched in the country this year.
Foodpanda Singapore partners with DBS Bank for new payment option
16 Dec 19
DBS Paylah! is the sixth payment feature added to the delivery platform.
Deliveroo Singapore to double its walker fleet in 2020
16 Dec 19
Their walking deliveries claim to take less time compared to their average delivery time of 32 minutes.
Haidilao taps M1 for 5G-powered customer experience
18 Oct 19
The chain’s upcoming store in Singapore will feature VR e-gaming.
Will cloud kitchens takeover Asia Pacific's ordering scene?
2 Oct 19
JLL says demographics are stacked in favour of them due to the shift in consumer preference.
Starbucks and Alibaba launch AI-powered food delivery service in China
18 Sep 19
Customers can now order simply by speaking to Alibaba’s smart speaker Tmall Genie.
Gong Cha Singapore partners with Wirecard to integrate cashless payments
1 Aug 19
The bubble tea chain currently has 25 outlets in the Lion City.
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