As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy with lockdowns and social distancing measures, some food businesses are looking to alternatives to bring to the table.  Many are already working with tech companies to digitize food service operations to cater to the massive demand for groceries and daily meals among almost 360 million consumers.  F&B businesses are relying more on digital-oriented deliveries and integrating all aspects of operations, both online and offline.


Fuss-free Food at your Doorstep

Foodpanda has been meeting customers’ needs for almost a decade with its affordable food delivery service. Offering a large variety of diverse cuisines from restaurants, the mobile application and website provides consumers with access to menus from over 500 restaurants. Check out local favorites, Crave’s Nasi Lemak with Crispy Chicken Wing or try the popular Nando’s PERi PERi Chicken. Foodpanda has also launched Pandamart, collaborating with local grocery stores to bring vegetables, dry goods and meat even closer to home. Whether you’re in Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines or Singapore, isn’t it good to know that your next meal is just a few clicks away?


Restaurant-grade Food at Home

Dahmakan which prides itself as serving restaurant-quality halal food is tapping on technology to scale up its delivery business. Adopting a fully-integrated virtual restaurant approach, this Malaysian start-up offers a range of freshly cooked Malaysian, Japanese, Indian and Thai dishes. The company has cracked the code.  Presenting customers with restaurant food at the comfort of their own homes, the service’s mouthwatering dishes like Roast BBQ Chicken Rice and Salted Egg Butter Chicken with Rice are cooked by a team of the country’s top-notch chefs using fresh, local high-quality ingredients. For foodies with a sweet tooth, try the Krispy Kreme Donut combos that come with mains like Hawaiian Chicken Pizzagna and Nasi Kunyit with Ayam Rempah, served with a box of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Donuts. 

Dahmakan’s Salted Egg Butter Chicken with Rice (Source: Dahmakan)


Food Bundles for the Family

Every household in Asia is becoming more and more familiar with ride-hailing and food delivery platforms and Grab is a top choice. Aside from the usual food delivery services, Grab has established cloud or satellite kitchens for small independent businesses. Currently operating in Singapore and the Philippines, these kitchens target specific consumer niches such as home-cooked and ethnic cuisine. While helping eateries with no physical stores, the shared kitchens offer on-demand delivery and takeaway services through a unique self-order kiosk. Order through the Grab App to mix and match menu items from different merchants or try exclusive food bundles such as Awesome Twosome Bun-deal including 24 Chicken’s Boneless 7 Piece Chicken, Mister Kabab’s Kebabs, and CoCo Fresh Tea.

GrabKitchen’s Awesome Twosome Bun-deal (Source: The Hungry Traveler PH)