GrabFood food delivery service launches on 28 May with 300 merchants


The high-profile merger between Uber and Grab’s Southeast Asian operations in March this year was a big deal. The shocking deal didn’t just see Grab takeover Uber’s ride-hailing business, but also its growing food delivery businessUber Eats. With Uber Eats quietly stepping out of the picture, GrabFood is poised to make an official entry in Malaysia on 28 May 2018.

Currently present in Indonesia and Thailand, GrabFood also plans to expand to Singapore after it kicks off its operations in Malaysia.

After running a pilot for the past couple of weeks in Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Bukit Damansara and Bangsar, GrabFood will be serving five additional areas around the Kuala Lumpur city centre at launch, including Kampung Baru, Chow Kit, KL City Centre, Titiwanga and Setiawangsa.

Grab says it will add more areas in the coming weeks.

In terms of merchants, GrabFood has over 300 partners on board including KGB (Bangsar) Makirito, La Juiceria Superfood Café, Humble Chef, Inside Scoop, Devi’s Corner, with more to come.

The GrabFood app, available for Android and iOS, lets you pay seamlessly for your order via GrabPay, Grab’s cashless payment method.

The great thing is, you will also earn GrabRewards points for each order. You can earn back five times GrabRewards points for each ringgit spent (MYR1 = 5 GrabRewards points).

Like with Uber Eats, there’s no minimum order requirement, so order as little or as much as you want.

The GrabFood delivery fee is set at a flat rate of MYR5 per order, regardless of where you are and the time of delivery.

The GrabFood app also allows you to schedule delivery, up to five days in advance.

What’s also nifty is that you can track the delivery status of your order in the app.

For Grab, GrabFood is the next major step in moving the company to becoming Malaysia’s everyday of choice. The company envisions an empowered future of seamless mobility, on-demand food delivery, logistics, cashless payments, and financial services to Southeast Asia consumers.

This far-reaching ecosystem is seen to be beneficial to consumers, while delivery partners and merchant partners will benefit from increase in business revenue, income opportunities and customer reach.

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