International food delivery service enters Lao market
VIENTIANE — A food delivery service that was originally established in Singapore, foodpanda, is testing the waters in Laos in the belief there will be strong consumer interest.
The CEO of foodpanda APAC, Mr Jakob Angele, said “We established foodpanda about seven years ago in Singapore and expanded our business to countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC). Laos is the ninth country. Even though Laos is small it has an interesting eating tradition and we hope to go the extra mile to find the most dazzling dishes to share with our customers.”
A ceremony to mark the official start of foodpanda’s operations in Laos took place in Vientiane on Friday after a two-week trial period. The event was attended by officials, Lao celebrities, and other invited guests.
Fifty restaurants who have joined the foodpanda platform exhibited their foods and drinks for members of the public to buy and taste.
“Foodpanda provides a user friendly platform that makes it easy for customers to enjoy good food anywhere they are,” Mr Angele said.
Foodpanda Managing Director, Laos, Ms Thanyalat Chaleunsouk, said “Foodpanda wants to change the way people see and experience food delivery by efficiently taking care of our customers’ desire to receive food fresh and warm. Whatever our customers crave, we want to help and we will continue to evolve to serve our customers’ needs.”
Currently, the application has over 300 curated restaurants available in Vientiane and it is expected that about 50 more restaurant will join by the end of this year. The company plans to expand services to Luang Prabang and Champassak provinces in the near future.
Foodpanda is a food order and delivery service offered through a mobile application available for both iOS and Android. The application allows customers to browse from a large variety of big chain and local restaurants to find the perfect meal with the optimum convenience. The application is available daily from 7am to 11pm.
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