In the past few years, food delivery has become like second nature for us. The moment we want to eat some delicious food, we know that it's only a couple of taps away. Recently, the world of food delivery applications has been buzzing with activity. A number of new delivery applications are now attempting to offer discounts and reduce costs to entice consumers. Actor-entrepreneur Suniel Shetty too has ventured into the food space with the launch of a new food delivery app.
The app named 'Waayu' was launched in an announcement made on Tuesday in Mumbai. It is founded by Anirudh Kotgire and Mandar Lande, with Suniel Shetty as the brand ambassador and also an investor. Waayu is also backed by the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) in Mumbai, as per multiple reports. The app claims that it is less expensive than other competing delivery aggregators, and also charges 'zero commission' so that the benefit passes on to the consumer.
Also Read: Twitter Compares Food Order Costs On ONDC With Zomato And Swiggy
Also Read: 'Dark' Kitchens: A Lowdown On The New Phenomenon In Food Delivery
As per Waayu's website, "It is the industry's very own food delivery app with zero commission charges designed especially by and for restaurants for better profits, visibility, and freedom like never before!" Over a thousand restaurants have already registered on the application. The app's cost is Rs. 1,000 per month, later slated to increase to Rs. 2,000. Currently, it is functional only in Mumbai but the team plans to expand to other cities later and also connect to the government-backed platform Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
Meanwhile, on the work front, Suniel Shetty has already backed up several start-ups in the health and sports sectors. His LinkedIn page is also abuzz with activity and discussions around acting, tech and startups. He will also be returning to the screen in the much-awaited 'Hera Pheri 3' that is rebooting much to the delight of fans.
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.