Zomato created the FOMO that everybody else is on it, and if you are not there, you will miss out. That leaves the company with roughly about $300 million, and at the current rate, could last them about a year or so. With a team of journalists & analysts, and 4 years of extensive regional editorial expertise, we cover the country’s startups like no other. Clearly the margins are much higher when most of the stuff is done in-house. “Ecommerce platforms may be utilised by liquor shops permitted to do home delivery,” BMC municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said in an order dated May 22, but it doesn’t state whether they would need to seek separate permissions. Exclusive industry analysis, provocative insights, & deep dives for Inc42 Plus Members. The aggregator needs higher volume, for higher revenue, for higher valuation. Then they may have spent it on their delivery partners such as Runnr and Grab or promotional expenses. In less than 24 hours, around 1,000 restaurants dropped out of various platforms including EazyDiner, Dineout, Magicpin and Nearbuy, apart from Zomato and, within 45 days of its launch, the Infinity Dining feature was pulled out. Now, this is significant. Perhaps that’s what is driving Zomato too. This leaves an Ebitda of 18-23%. 2,000 annually. It appears so. “We launched our app and website in 2013. A 20-year-old Zomato delivery boy was killed after a speeding Mercedes car hit his scooter in Oshiwara area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tulsi Tanti built his empire on 'soojh-boojh', loans and one other secret ingredient. That was 50% loss on bills for the restaurant. People of Mumbai turned out to be most generous in giving tips as Zomato said that tips worth a total of Rs 4.6 crore were received by its Mumbai delivery partners. We envy pastry chefs and chocolatiers who get to work with chocolate day in and day out. Glorious desserts! For example, the government can fix the margins for liquor delivery for Zomato and Swiggy. HipBar’s founder Prasanna Natarajan told Inc42 that it is in talks with the Odisha government to allow them to pass online orders to liquor stores. According to NRAI, till date, 3,000 restaurants have logged out of Zomato Gold out of the initial 6,500 restaurants. It was a big carrot to dangle in front of struggling business owners. Otherwise its founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal seems like a nice man. Toothsi Raises $5 Mn To Power At-Home Dental Care Growth, Expand Into Dermatolog... With 223% Funding Growth, Edtech Was A Dark Horse For Investors In 2020, Behind The 2X Surge In India’s Startup Venture Debt Funding Boom In 2020, [The Outline By Inc42 Plus] Cybersecurity Falls By The Wayside. It recently modified the Gold scheme by limiting the number of unlocks per table. Zomato, the restaurant finding App managed to be in the limelight the right way, when they launched their online delivering service last month with an outdoor advertising campaign. On weekends, we are paid a little more. A 19-year-old Zomato delivery boy was crushed under the wheels of a speeding Mercedes car and dragged up to ‘1,000-feet’ in the Lokhandwala area of Andheri West in the wee hours on Friday. The scheme initially was sold to restaurateurs as an initiative to promote premium dining for select customers. Find the Best Restaurants in Mumbai on Zomato - Mumbai Restaurants Sadashiv, a Zomato delivery executive from Mumbai shares that not just per delivery cost but also the incentive paid has been significantly reduced. Welcome to Gold, Rahul! While retailers may not like what Zomato and Swiggy have to offer, startups like HipBar and Tiplur looking to digitise wine stores may find better traction. The eateries who have logged out have decided to fill the digital void on their own. In FY18, it reported losses worth Rs.3.97 billion on operating revenue of Rs.4.42 billion. The incident took place in the early hours of Friday. Restaurateurs saw red and launched the #Logout movement on August 14. Over the years, Mohammad Ali Road has become a must visit place every Ramadan. Both companies received approvals from the respective state governments as they looked to curb crowding at liquor stores. They have been agitating and hashtagging furiously, asking for food-service aggregators (FSAs) to stop deep discounting for diners, cut down on freebies, and reduce the fee restaurants have to pay to be listed. Copyright © 2019 Outlook Business!. BrandLabs is the brand marketing arm of Inc42 Media. Singh says, “Zomato wouldn’t know how much a customer is paying at a restaurant. “There has been a short-term impact in terms of softening in volumes which can be attributed to the shortage of supply due to temporary closure of many highvolume restaurants located in malls and disruptions on-ground across certain states,” a Swiggy spokesperson said on Tuesday evening. As a result, Zomato, which was losing maybe Rs 30-40 bucks an order till sometime back, is now making Rs 30 an order and which is why EBITDA burn in Zomato is down to maybe a couple of million dollars a month right now. Gaurav Gupta, co-founder and COO of Zomato, says it was spent on changing consumer behaviour and building the logistics network. These startups take orders from consumers and pass them onto retailers. The boy, identified as Satish, died on the spot. They hope to get 50% of their customers through this by end of this year. That could mean so many things, maybe they shared discounting with a few restaurants or maybe they spent it on hoardings or on funny promo lines such as “Every day is fries day”. “We ensure that all excise mandated rules of consumption and retailing are built into the app as per the user’s location. The source quoted above added that a few retailers might go for exclusive tie-ups with Zomato and Swiggy. Indian Startups, Entrepreneurship, News, Resources & More, Zomato and Swiggy recently started liquor delivery in Jharkhand and Odisha, Liquor retailers fear Zomato and Swiggy might misuse user data generated to leave out certain sellers, Smaller wine shops fear exclusivity deals with delivery apps will favour larger retailers. A liquor industry source told Inc42 on the condition of anonymity that many liquor retailers also own restaurants and pubs. This was when both the registered industry associations, The Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) and NRAI announced that they have joined forces against the “predatory practices” of Zomato and others FSAs. The incident happened in the early hours of Friday. At a time when pretty lights and decor light up lanes serving Ramadan food in Mumbai, people are bound to want to go out to eat. Earlier, the order, issued by state’s excise department dated May 13, had allowed the delivery of liquor by retailers outside of containment zones. It is minimising its cost per delivery by cutting down the delivery executive’s pay and increasing the commission charged from restaurants. Negotiations had been on for months and, while other dineout platforms such as Dineout and EazyDiner had modified their terms to mollify the hotels, Zomato kept forging ahead. And this seems to be the crux of Zomato’s woes.”. There was a lull in anger when Zomato came back with another salvo, in September, — Gold Membership benefits, of freebies, would be … The whole message of oneness in diversity reeked of goodness and accommodation. Investors, Sanjiv Bajaj aur COVID-19. Delivery revenue increased a whopping 4x in FY19 to $155 million from FY18’s $38 million. Goyal added that this is a better situation as compared to FY18, when the last mile cost per delivery was Rs.85. In a previous story published in Outlook Business, the start-up shared that it is losing Rs.25 per delivery, wherein the last mile cost per delivery is Rs.65. There is no mention of an immediate need for fresh capital. Zomato delivery boys will go on a strike from Monday protesting that the food being delivered by them is hurting their religious sentiments. 30,000-75,000, but for delivery enrolment they would be charged only Rs.10,000. Our work is exclusively for discerning readers. And, chances are it will leave you impressed. A 20-year-old delivery boy working for Zomato was killed after he was hit by an overspeeding Mercedes. According to NRAI, till date, 3,000 restaurants have logged out of Zomato Gold out of the initial 6,500 restaurants. Hyderabad man uses Zomato to get free ride, ‘jugaad’ impresses Twitter In a post shared on Facebook, Obesh Komirisetty explained his idea. Goyal had responded to this allegation in his tweet, which had screen shots of discount offers on Beer Cafe’s app and read, “I welcome the NRAI president, Rahul Singh embracing the Gold standard at his own restaurants. While Swiggy refused to respond to our questions, an investor in the company acknowledges that discounts are costing everyone dearly. Maybe, it is equally cornered. some restaurants have alleged in the food delivery space, How Meesho Centered Its Covid-19 Survival Strategy Around Its Entrepreneurs, BJP Leaders Call For Action Against Twitter After Trump Ban. But 1441 Pizzeria’s Krishna Gupta, who had their app out this August, sounds optimistic saying it already has around 9,000 downloads with 5,000-6,000 daily users. Now, subscribers would need to bring another non-member diner to unlock an offer. Meanwhile, Goyal is expecting 10x growth in the next five years to become profitable. Delivery boys have refused to deliver beef or pork during the festive celebrations of Bakrid or Eid al-Adha to be celebrated this week on Monday. “We fear these delivery apps will destroy our margins and we will lose control on our data,” said Sahu, who is also a member of the state’s liquor vendors association. At a recent press conference, NRAI’s Katriar even said that the association will be happy to give Zomato a fight if it was asking for one. Instead, he tweeted that #Logout really is about the small people vs the big people, more specifically “the small restaurant owner vs the large restaurant owner”. “It’s more of a PR ploy,” says Agarwal. They plan to launch their own apps. All pages of the Website are subject to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. If you can’t make it that day, you can ‘unlock’ it the next day. Sumeet Chawla, the vice president of the Association of Progressive Retail Liquor Vendors in Mumbai said the body has reached out to the government to allow retailers to deliver themselves. So you have gone once, but the app registers two unlocks (or two spending customers). What went wrong at Rana Kapoor's Yes Bank. “Zomato is gaining power and they are misusing it,” adds Ayush Agarwal, founder of LenexisFoodWorks which owns Chinese Wok (formerly Wok Express). But will it really be any match to Zomato or Swiggy’s reach? NRAI is currently in talks with Dineout, EazyDiner, and Nearbuy, which also saw restaurants logging out apart from Zomato, but are likely to be back in dine-out business in a few days. According to its H1FY20 report, it is doing around three million orders a month. The data will stay with retailers and they will do home delivery so our app will guard their captive business,” Chopra was quoted as saying. Zomato's Gupta says, “The pay was reduced because the operations have been more finely honed, therefore each executive can do more deliveries in a shorter span of time”. The police reached the spot as soon as it was informed and launched an investigation into the case. ... India’s AI Mission Gets Go … Ajay Kumar, a liquor retailer in Ranchi, believes that food delivery apps could monopolise the user data from liquor delivery, just like some restaurants have alleged in the food delivery space. In September, Zomato laid off 540 employees from its customer support team at Gurugram, which is 10% of its workforce. His Red Army was fighting the Germans in the bloody Battle of Stalingrad in WWII. “Redseer’s report looks like it’s paid,” says Singh, harshly and backs it up with anecdotal evidence. Each organisation can provide 5,000-100,000 employees as users to Zomato. There is Swiggy Stores, launched this February for your weekly rations delivered to your doorstop. Kolkata: Delivery executives of Zomato in Howrah, West Bengal have accused the food app of hurting their religious sentiments by 'forcing' them to deliver beef and pork.The delivery executives have said that they will go on an indefinite strike from Monday to show their protest against the company's policy. The Government of India has extended the coronavirus lockdown even further till April end. But it’s not all lost because today you can try the fruits of their labour in the form of desserts. Let’s ask a big brand, like McDonald’s, which has already tried it. ... Career News Bengaluru News Delhi News Mumbai News Samsung Zomato … None of the members we know were contacted,” he says. Instead, the average order value fell by 25%. Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Mumbai: "Will swiggy/zomato deliver food inside the hotel..." | Check out 8 answers, plus 2,764 reviews and 1,745 candid photos Ranked #55 of 858 hotels in Mumbai and rated 4.5 of 5 at Tripadvisor. The whole circus needs investors to keep it running till it gets its business model right. Retailers want to own this data as they believe that customers should be directly connected with sellers. Location: Ground Floor, 12, Union Park, Off Carter Road, Pali Hill, Opposite Hakim Aalim, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052 These discounts can range anywhere between 30% and 70% on the apps. Did restaurants have such millennial worries? If you give 'A' 40% discount, then he/she may shop but, will run to your competitor in a minute if the discount offered there is a bit higher. Though Zomato started out as a restaurant-discovery platform, after Swiggy entered the scene in 2014 with a big bang, Goyal’s aggregator had to change tack and get into delivery too. A report by the Economic Times also noted that retailers in Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand don’t want food delivery apps to enter this state entric and excise regulated liquor space. Within a week of launching liquor delivery, Zomato and Swiggy have fallen foul of liquor merchants and alcohol retailers’ bodies over fears of user data being monopolised and exclusive deals, reminiscent of the unrest in the food delivery space with the #logout movement last year. Then why won’t he give in to restaurateurs’ demands. Zomato did concede an inch. He sounds almost gleeful when he tells us that the delisting is hurting Zomato. Zomato is cutting costs too. While it was to be an elite programme with only 5,000 subscribers, that number went up to 1.4 million spanning across 6,500 restaurants,drawing in FY19 revenue of $49 million. It’s a Friday AND for many, it’s also payday. Subscribers could order to ‘infinity’, that is order food and drink endlessly for a fixed price. Chawla also noted that retailers will not be able to get the orders that they usually get because apps will control the whole process from ordering to last-mile deliveries. He sees Access, Daily and POP (a cheaper, small portion meal from your neighbourhood restaurant) as growth engines. Last week, both Swiggy and Zomato announced that liquor delivery service in Jharkhand, followed by Odisha this week. The online food delivery service, Zomato in association with Feeding India is helping ensure the daily wagers don’t sleep hungry during this period of lockdowns. They don’t have my invoicing and neither do they have a link to my computers, so how will they know anything?”. "We have currently rolled out the online ordering feature in Delhi NCR with around 1000 restaurant partners and will soon go live with the feature in Bangalore and Mumbai with more cities to follow. It has raised $688 million so far (See: Two-horse race) and going by rough calculations, using last year’s figures as base, the loss so far could be $400 million till H1FY20. This Zomato's API approach is at least odd. He says they have improved their technology and functioning so well that complaints/queries have come down. There was a lull in anger when Zomato came back with another salvo, in September, — Gold Membership benefits, of freebies, would be available for home-deliveries too, but with fewer offers. Restaurants are not convinced. Zomato meanwhile is trying various ways to make money. Amazon, Zomato, Flipkart go cashless; opt for prepaid payment methods amid lockdown Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on March 27, 2020 Published on March 27, 2020 SHARE Last time I got Rs.250 after completing 12 deliveries,” he says. Survival may be taking it too far, let’s settle for ‘safeguarding and sustaining investor interest’ (See: Slicing the pie). Sriharsha Majety, co-founder and CEO, recently spoke about the company’s ambition of growing its 100 million customers by 15x in 10 to 15 years. In its last funding round, Zomato had raised $61.88 million led by Berlin-based Delivery Hero and is in talks to raise another $600 million in a round led by Ant Financial. Swiggy, too, runs such cloud kitchens through Access, which currently has 450 restaurant brands. And that is where the conflict zone is. He tweeted their findings and extended a “big thank you and a hug” to all partners rejoining the Gold programme. Zomato to Swiggy: Apps that are delivering groceries in Indian homes due to lockdown. “The protests are an outcome of the fear and anger the restaurants feel right now,” he says. But, losses multiplied too, 24x from $12 million to $294 million (See: Food for free). The latter already has over 70 organisations on the rolls, and 1,000 food partners across seven cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. Unwind with a plate of dimsums or go the whole hog with the cod – this Zomato Gold Restaurant sure seems like heaven for those who dig Asian cuisine. Meanwhile, some retailers also believe that Zomato and Swiggy might misuse the data. Indian restaurateurs are looking to take back control from their “digital landlords”, at a time when they need them the most. Is India's largest insurer as rock-solid as it is made out to be? He says restaurants already had customers and schemes like Gold have simply made them “discount addicts”. I had the same issue as you described. The president of NRAI, Anurag Katriar seemed to be tiring in the fight, from the tone of his message. Why Ashish Kacholia, Mukul Agrawal and Kedaara Capital are hot on Religare Enterprises. A clear policy is needed to ensure that the interests of retailers are safeguarded,” said HipBar’s Natarajan. Goyal has given the standoff a whole different spin. Many small retailers will also lose their bread and butter,” he added. However, we’ve compiled a list of places that you need to try out this Ramadan for some tongue-tantalizing dishes. Today delivery contributes nearly three-fourths of the food aggregator’s earnings. Oshiwara Police have … The association had spoken to Zomato already, asking them to refrain from this move but the aggregator was adamant. One reason could be that it desperately needs volume because it is burning cash. It started Zomato Kitchen for restaurant owners who are looking to expand their business into new geographies and dispatch food to customers through Zomato’s delivery services. Other platforms, he says, have cloud kitchens only in the top 10 cities. The order had no mention of ecommerce and had suggested retailers take orders through WhatsApp, email and phone calls. View Menus, Pictures, Ratings and Reviews for Best Dine-Out Restaurants in Mumbai - Mumbai Restaurants for Dine-Out Restaurants Zomato is the best way to discover great places to eat in your city. Explore the tempting range of culinary delights, from aromatic North Indian, South Indian, Maharashtrian, Fast Food, Beverages to the piquant spices of fine Chinese, fine-dining restaurants at Shaukeen Restaurant, Mumbai. A restaurant operates on a small margin. These stores can then deliver liquor using their own fleet. Enrolment fee for hotels for dining-in Gold programme is Rs. Vardhan wrote that discounts are usually used by firms to either liquidate their stocks or as a seasonal discount offer. The source quoted above added that a few retailers might go for exclusive tie-ups with Zomato and Swiggy. “A discount play which is near to their bottom line would make the business unsustainable,” says Yadav. All of these services will be folded into the main app. “Now only 7.5% of our orders need support (down from 15% in March).”. Here’s Your Chance To Win Live Funding In Ten Minutes, Flipkart’s InstaKart, Swiggy Payments To Vendors Under Tax Scanner, 30 Startups To Watch: The Startups That Caught Our Eye In 2020, [The Outline By Inc42 Plus] Tech Finds Consumption Green Shoots, Inc42 Shots | 7 Mantras For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur, Inc42 Shots | Trends The Fintech Industry Will Witness In 2021. Ni shagu nazad! It's almost immposible to GET any information about restaurant if you don't know res_id in advance and that's not possible to parse since Zomato will deny access. The restaurant partners seem genuinely anxious. Not hard to imagine with people hunting in every cranny, nook and app for any “OFF” listing, particularly on weekends. Mumbai Restaurants - Menus, Photos, Ratings and Reviews for over 37800 Restaurants in Mumbai. That was aimed particularly at the FSA’s missive that food must be tested at specified labs. The accident took place on Friday in the Oshiwara area of Mumbai . To most of our specific closing questions, there was no clear answer provided and Gupta’s emailed reply said they are focused on growth and efficiency, which is “the only way to build a large, sustainable business”. He asked his association members and associates to stay away from such gimmicky marketing ploys. Startups! Even as Zomato is taking all the heat from the restaurant partners, Swiggy itself is not immune to chasing volume or quietly de-risking itself via its cloud kitchens. The new businesses range from supplying fresh kitchen ingredients to partnering restaurants or digitizing office canteens through Food@Work. Ahead Of Budget, Payment Apps, Banks Urge Government To Bring Back MDR. Strategy consultant Harsh Vardhan believes Zomato urgently needs to back down, if it does not want to lose restaurant partners. Perhaps it was strategically placed before Independence Day, a public holiday which would have given Zomato a good deal of business. To read our edgy stories and access our archives, you’ve to subscribe, Zomato|Swiggy|Zomato Gold|Deepinder Goyal|Gaurav Gupta|Anurag Katiar|NRAI|Riyaaz Amlani|Impressario Entertainment|Ayush Agarwal|Lenexis Foodworks|Ravindra Kumar Yadav|Technopak|Akshay Jatia|McDonalds India. The warring restaurateurs believe that Zomato’s refusal to back down over Gold membership is really not about them, but about the company’s survival. While the latter seems difficult under the shadow of the #Logout campaign, Zomato has already reduced its employee’s pay from Rs.35 to Rs.25 per delivery this September. The food aggregator does know that restaurants are logging out as their bottomline is getting whacked out of shape by Zomato Gold. It sounds pathetically naïve. The National Restaurants Association of India is developing its own food delivery app to reduce dependence on Swiggy, Zomato, etc. Going by its faulty ‘unlocking’ system, I could unlock ten restaurants across Mumbai within 10 seconds of each and Zomato can say that the guy went to 10 restaurants. But Zomato's Gupta maintains that these changes have been planned strategically and are not abrupt. It would mean lower YoY growth of 50% instead of 3x or 4x. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai has also allowed the delivery of liquor through retailers but hasn’t stated clearly whether online players have been allowed to facilitate deliveries of liquor just yet. How far did Baba Ramdev stretch to bag Ruchi Soya? Order in or go out with your friends, but make sure it’s all about that chocolate today. Founder Rakshat Chopra said retailers seemed to be okay with the model as the app lets them control deliveries. We asked the management if Zomato is running low on cash and trying to conserve it through all these measures. These clients include names such as WeWork, Sony, Cognizant, Deloitte and so on. “It approaches the weakest restaurant on a street to sell its programmes with the promise of footfalls and profit, and then target the neighbouring ones. The bigger footprint certainly seems like more cash burn. People of Mumbai turned out to be most generous in giving tips as Zomato said that tips worth a total of Rs 4.6 crore were received by its Mumbai delivery partners. When all the adjacent restaurants are on Gold, you automatically join to keep your customers,” he says and adds that even after signing up for Gold, there was no increase in footfall. Orders on food delivery platforms Zomato and Swiggy are down by at least 60% across cities. They chose the best and the quirkiest one-liners on a blood-read board that boldly indicated that you can never run out of food. What Slowdown? The delivery executives have become more productive, in a way, and we are not really sure how that squares with lower pay. Now it has come down to Rs.175 for 12 deliveries. Its cost of food is anywhere between 28% and 33%, and another third goes towards manpower cost and rentals. But they won’t have a clue what happened with these transactions. Located at Malad West – Mumbai has something for every occasion. Not one step back! In 1942, a slogan was made famous by the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin: “Not a step back”. When the stakes are high, you have to erase that line of retreat. “There will be no control. Our easy-to-use app shows you all the restaurants and nightlife options in your city, along with menus, photos, and reviews. Zomato’s competitor will be reducing customer discounts gradually after three to four months, thereby saving precious cash. He talks of expanding beyond the 500+ cities and investing ahead of competitors in cloud kitchen in 50 cities. Food delivery is bleeding Zomato and that is why it too is diversifying furiously. On the other side, Rahul Singh, founder of The Beer Cafe and former president of NRAI, rubbishes the report. As online liquor orders start to become the new norm across states, retailers fear that internet companies like Zomato, Swiggy and others will disrupt margins, which is a big deal in the liquor retail business, given the high price of the sale licence. Zomato set an unprecedented record of 4,100 orders per minute (OPM) on New Year's Eve as more people ordered food online since they stayed in due to … Zomato’s dining out business had contributed $49 Mn to the company’s revenue as compared to $155 Mn from delivery vertical. But when we started using Zomato and Swiggy, our delivery business grew exponentially, almost 6x between 2015 to 2019. Even Swiggy is losing money. An increase in the number of deliveries per rider per hour from 0.9 to 1.4 helped them in bringing down the last mile cost. Earlier in August, 61 were laid off. He added, “We are being painted as the bullies”. “After the #Logout campaign began, only 12% of the memberships have been renewed.”. Moreover, most retailers reportedly believe that they have the capability to deliver liquor themselves. According to NRAI, till date, 3,000 restaurants have logged out of Zomato Gold out of the initial 6,500 restaurants. Restaurateurs may sulk and pout, but consulting firm RedSeer’s report had Goyal nearly thumping his chest in triumph. Yogesh Sahu, a liquor retailer who owns stores in Bhubaneshwar, Bhawanipatna, Nabarangpur and Sundargarh in Odisha, said that most retailers buy products from the government wholesalers and have fixed margins. But, Zomato has said that it has enabled them to carry out more deliveries in the same duration by lowering average delivery time. One that makes him and Zomato look good of course. @NRAI_India” This was on August 22 and Singh’s term ended this September. Then, why won’t it budge? You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any material on the Website for any commercial purposes. A 20-year old Zomato delivery agent died in a road accident in Mumbai when an overspeeding Mercedes car hit his scooter. Zomato is also starting to enter a whole new category, going beyond just listing restaurants, but also letting its users order from them. While Zomato may need aggressive expansion for its survival, restaurateurs perceive the aggregator as self-serving. ... Mumbai and Bengaluru. Tiplur is also said to be in talks with various state governments and has already filed an application with the Odisha government. “I was one of the largest restaurants on the scheme, nobody called me. These fledglings will take their time to scale but in the meantime it needs to keep going via its food delivery business. “These guys already know the difficulties that could arise if they let Zomato and Swiggy come in. The restaurant partners are clearly not retreating and that just might give Zomato’s investors some food for thought. “During their last round of funding, Zomato promised the investors that Zomato Gold will grow 5x this year to 5 million,” he says, quoting an executive at the aggregator. It is already available in 50 cities with 600 kitchens. In this case, smaller retailers will lose out on the business as exclusivity comes at a premium. Remember his “food does not have a religion, it is a religion” line? With Zomato Gold, you can ‘unlock’ an offer every day. RedSeer reported that 60% of Zomato Gold’s partners had seen an increase in new customers after joining it, and partners saw 35% growth in bill volume after the programme. Zomato has also raised subscription fee from Rs.1,000 to Rs. They have disrupted the market and changed consumer habits,” says Akshay Jatia, director – IT and Brand Extensions, McDonald’s India (West and South). 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