Bolt launches food delivery services Bolt Food

Bolt, the ride-hailing service formerly known as Taxify is venturing into food delivery service, Bolt Food. The Estonia-headquartered company has already introduced the service in Tallinn – Estonia, before expanding to more cities in Europe and Africa later this year.

“We have more than 25 million people around the world using Bolt and food delivery has been a popular request for quite some time. It’s one of those services where you need to work extra hard on the underlying technology and operations to make it seamless and simple for customers. Luckily for us, the infrastructure and experience we have built up in our global ride-hailing business have given us a head start. ” Jevgeni Kabanov, Chief Product Officer, Bolt said.

”Our ride-hailing business is built on efficiency so that we could offer our drivers and passengers the best deal on the market. We’re eager to bring this mindset to food delivery and offer a lower price of delivery compared to other platforms while making sure our couriers get the best support. For restaurants working with Bolt Food, the value is in our loyal customer base – people who already love and trust the brand.” he added.

To use the new service, you need to download the Bolt Food app. The app will suggest closest restaurants for food delivery based on your location.

Bolt Food currently offers delivery from more than 80 restaurants in Tallinn, with plans to add more restaurants and expand to more areas of the city in the following months.

In 2018, Bolt was the first ride-hailing platform to launch electric scooter rental on its app. Bolt’s entry into food delivery marks the platform’s expansion to yet additional transportation services.

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