With the global pandemic altering our lifestyle and our eating out habits, India’s largest restaurant tech platform, Dineout expands its services and has launched contactless ‘Takeaway’ on their app. This will enable users to pre-order food and choose for safe self pick-up from their favorite restaurants to increase safety measures for their diners. With an initial launch featuring over 5000 leading restaurants across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Nagpur and Vadodara, these services will be available in over 10,000 restaurants by September. 80% of top delivery brands sign up for contactless takeaway services from Dineout, creating a new revenue channel for restaurants and an opportunity to grow profitably and sustain during this transition.
Dineout has expanded its offering to users to meet the changing needs of the restaurant industry. With contactless Takeaway, food-lovers get access to their favorite restaurants like Mamagoto, Farzi cafe, Cafe Delhi Heights, QLA, Havmor, The Deli, Byg Brewski Brewing Company, China Gate, Urban Tadka, Pop Tates, Empire Restaurant among others. Diners can also pick-up their food at specially created drive-thru windows or curbside at partner restaurants and malls for a safer contactless experience. These drive-thrus are live and available to experience at DLF Shopping malls in NCR region. To further ease availing offers at restaurants, Dineout users can now enjoy instant discounts of up to 25% of the total bill on bill payments using Dineout Pay.
Premium restaurants at ITC Maurya, Roseate House, Le Meridien, Four Seasons Bangalore, Andaz Hotel, Intercontinental Chennai, JW Marriott, Holiday Inn Chennai & Leela Palace Bangalore & more are offering special 15% off offer on takeaways and home delivery exclusively to Gourmet Passport members, making it one of the best and most luxurious Takeaways/Delivery services in the country. Members can order food from these top restaurants using the Dineout app in the safest way possible.
Speaking about the evolution, Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder & CEO – Dineout said, “In the last 4 months, we at Dineout have focused on increasing our offerings for both our diners and restaurant partners keeping their safety and growth at the centre of everything we do. We are urging our users to keep distance from people, but not with food! With the introduction of contactless Takeaway services, our users can now enjoy food from their favorite restaurants in the safest way possible and also help our restaurant partners increase their offerings on the dineout app to stay relevant in these challenging times. Our goal is to make Dineout the go-to app for all dining occasions.”
Ankit Chona, founder of Havmor said, “With Dineout as our partner, we are working to improve the end to end customer experience with Takeaways because a lot of diners still are not very comfortable dining out. We are laying more focus towards food that travels well, that is value for money, fresh and delicious.”
Rahul Khanna, Director , Azure Hospitality said, “Takeaways are picking up but we do not think it is a permanent trend. Having said that, in a covid scenario, it’s a viable alternative. Through Takeaways on Dineout, we are finding means to engage with our guests providing them with ways to enjoy our food as the market evolves.”
Devesh Rawat, GM, Marriott Hotel Indore said, “Takeaway has become a significant part of our F&B portfolio in times like this when dine-in services are completely shut. It is a new revenue stream that contributes 25 to 30% of our overall revenue and with Dineout partnership we expect it to go up further.”