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GrabFood Singapore to merge with main Grab app

The beta-testing will start in the Southeast region of the Lion City at the end of the month.

Just before its first anniversary in Singapore, GrabFood is set to merge with the main Grab app in the country in May.

Grab announced that the integration will be beta-tested in phases, starting with Kallang, Marine Parade, Geylang and Bedok at the end of the month.

From May 2018 to March 2019, GrabFood said orders grew 25% month-on-month on average, resulting in its merchant-partners seeing monthly revenues increase by up to 400%.

“Today, one in three active Grab transport users in Singapore use GrabFood and this goes to show that food delivery has truly added to consumers’ everyday experiences. As we approach our first anniversary for GrabFood, it’s time for us to bring our fastest-growing service into our everyday super app,” Lim Kell Jay, Co-Chief of Staff and Head of GrabFood Singapore said.

GrabKitchens open in Indonesia
Grab also announced the opening of two new delivery-only GrabKitchens in Indonesia.

Located in Cideng and Kramat, each kitchen will feature a mix of popular food and beverage brands cooking specialty dishes for the local community.

A GrabKitchen aims to unite multiple brands in a single central kitchen "to plug the cuisine gaps in specific areas." The concept was introduced in Indonesia in September 2018 when GrabFood opened its first delivery-only kitchen in West Jakarta.

"We plan to add more GrabKitchen outlets in Indonesia by the end of the year, and we invite interested merchants to join us in this journey of rapid expansion,” Tomaso Rodriguez, Vice President of GrabFood, said

Speaking to QSR Media, GrabFood said there plans to expand GrabKitchens throughout Southeast Asia this year.

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