Bengaluru, Sep 26 (IANS) Leading food delivery start-up Swiggy on Wednesday said it will open delivery-only kitchens in four metros and partner with 300 restaurants to serve customers faster and expand the food delivery market across the country.
“We will soon open our ‘access’ kitchens in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai and tie up with about 300 restaurants in 10 cities within next 6-9 months to serve food faster,” said the city-based app provider in a statement.
Through the initiative ‘Swiggy Access’, the company plans to help about 300 existing restaurants across 10 cities expand their businesses to more locations through kitchens that will only deliver food and involve no heavy real estate investments.
The restaurants will get access to kitchen infrastructure set up by Swiggy with no rents or deposits.
The platform is allowing restaurants to expand across cities through the project. A popular south Indian restaurant chain from Bengaluru, Vasudev Adiga’s, will now deliver to consumers in Delhi through the access kitchen.
There is a deficit in restaurant supply in the country despite the mushrooming of new restaurants, according to the company.
“Several parts of a city may not have the restaurants and cuisines that a consumer wants, which these kitchens will make accessible,” a company spokesperson told IANS.
By 2020, the company aims to spread the access kitchens across 30-40 cities in the country through tie-ups with hundreds of restaurants.
After raising $210 million in June from multiple investment firms, Swiggy has so far raised over $460 million. /EOM