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Zomato speculates to launch home-made food service; following Swiggy bandwagon

Zomato, one of the fastest emerging foodtech startups in India, aired speculations that it may launch a new delivery service with home-cooked meal.

The theory was formed when Zomato India, on its official twitter account, wrote, “Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye (one should eat home-made food once in a while)”. In response to the tweet, Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO of Zomato, adding little authenticity to the supposition, penned ,”Who did this? Good tweet”.

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Zomato is an Indian restaurant search and discovery service provider, founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah.

It currently operates in 24 countries. It provides information and reviews of restaurants, including images of menus where the restaurant does not have its own website and also online delivery.

On the other hand, Swiggy, which has a base of 1,000 customers in Gurugram, had launched ‘Swiggy Daily’ that lets people order home-cooked meals prepared by tiffin service providers and home chefs.

The new Swiggy app comes with a subscription-only plan for a period of one day or week or for months.

It is likley that the tweet by Zomato is an indication, it is set to launch a Swiggy-style home-cooked meal service.

Whereas, the company in 2018, faced a controversy where one of its food delivery agent was seen eating the customer’s food in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

While, a consumer court last week slapped ₹55,000 fine on Zomato along with a hotel for delivering non-vegetarian food to a lawyer who had ordered a vegetarian dish.

Some of the foodtech giants that competes with the likes of Zomato, includes Swiggy, Uber Eats, FoodPanda, Dineout, and many others.

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