The latest tweet by food delivery platform Zomato has triggered speculations that it may launch a service where people can order home-made food — like that age-old tiffin service which is still popular in several parts of the country especially among students, working-class people and those living in private hostels. Also Read - Companies Offer Bonuses, Increments & More Leaves To Keep Employees in Good Spirits
“Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye (one should eat home-made food once in a while),” tweeted Zomato. Also Read - Swiggy Announces 4-day Week For Employees in May Amid COVID Crisis
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Its rival Swiggy is already catering to over 1,000 customers in Gurugram with its new app called “Swiggy Daily” that lets people order home-cooked meals prepared by tiffin service providers and home chefs.
The new Swiggy app comes with a subscription-only plan for a period of one day or week or for months.
The tweet by Zomato is an indication that it is set to launch a Swiggy-style home-cooked meal service.
“@deepigoyal toh bulao na Bhai Ghar par,” tweeted one user.
“New product launch for home chef food delivery?” wrote another.
Zomato last year faced a controversy where one of its food delivery agents was seen eating the customer’s food in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
A consumer court last week slapped Rs 55,000 fine on Zomato along with a hotel for delivering non-vegetarian food to a lawyer who had ordered a vegetarian dish.