Popular food review and restaurant reservation website HungryGoWhere will be launching a food takeaway service next month, allowing online orders on its platform and self-collection from about 50 establishments.
Hungrygowhere is tying up with food delivery industry player foodpanda for this venture, according to a report by Todayonline on March 22, 2017.
Users can place their orders and pay online, but they are able to choose the time of collection. The food can be collected on the day itself, or even scheduled for the next day. “Previously, they would have to turn up, queue and wait for the food to be prepared. Now it will be more convenient for customers,” Young said.
HungryGoWhere Singapore’s CEO Frank Young said that “while we are digitally focused in order to reach out to the digitally savvy, we are not a technology company. Our business is in satisfying consumers’ desire to eat good food. That can be done through delivery and takeaway services, and it is why we are collaborating with the largest food delivery company here, foodpanda.”
Therefore, while the delivery option is on the HungryGoWhere website, foodpanda handles the technology and delivery.
Food-collection and delivery services from popular hawker stalls remain a challenge, however. “For now, it is an uphill battle to get hawker centres to adopt technology. But once the old hawkers retire, and the new generation of hawkers takes over, we definitely foresee that new technology will increasingly be adopted,” he said.