foodpanda, the on-demand online food ordering and delivery service, continues to paint the Philippines pink. Last year, they opened in a number of key cities: Bacoor and Imus in Cavite, San Fernando and Angeles in Pampanga, San Pedro in Laguna, Tagaytay, Cagayan De Oro, Naga, Bacolod, Tacloban, Dumaguete, Baguio, Davao, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue in Cebu and Bacolod. More and more restaurants are now available on the service including The Moment Group favorites Manam, Ooma, 8Cuts and Din Tai Fung and coffee brands Tim Hortons and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
That means more and more Filipinos in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been enjoying food delivered by the guys on pink bikes.
The service, which is active across the Asia Pacific region, was first launched in the country in June 2014. “Since then, our service has grown to more than 2,500 restaurant brands in more than 30 cities across the Philippines,” said Juan Carlo Rosales, foodpanda’s senior marketing manager.
No waiting in queues
foodpanda has become part of the daily lives of many Filipinos and it’s no wonder—it has changed the way we get food delivered. “foodpanda is the sole delivery platform that focuses on food alone and this sets us apart from other delivery platforms. Our backend process of delivery from restaurant to customers also sets us apart—our riders just pick up the orders when they arrive at the restaurant, no waiting in queues,” Rosales said.
No matter what you’re craving or what your dietary requirements are, foodpanda has something for you. Salads, healthy meals, indulgent dishes, all kinds of cakes and even your milk tea fix are all just a few taps away. (We must confess that we turn to foodpanda to satiate our constant Chili’s craving.)
The deals and discounts are great too. Right now, when we use foodpanda, not only do we enjoy free delivery, we also get up to 50% off when we order from different restaurants. So not only is it super convenient, it’s also cheaper. There are also promo codes that you can use—you can find them on the app or on billboards along EDSA and other major highways (so keep those eyes open).
Sustainability is a big priority for foodpanda. “We’re all about protecting the environment,” said Rosales. “We’re aware that food waste is one of the causes of climate change that’s why we’re all about providing sustainable choices to our consumers.”
They launched the Go Green Campaign which lets customers decide whether they want single-use plastic utensils with their orders or not. “Our campiagn helped us eliminate the use of more than 50,000 pairs of cutlery,” said Rosales.
They might soon introduce deliveries on foot as well.
foodpanda has also been known to serve those in need. “We call it Global Soup Kitchen. An example is the Tagaytay eruption and Tacloban calamity wherein our riders decided to skip work for a few hours to help and give away goodies and deliver food from our restaurant partners to the families affected.”
Bites and Vibes
foodpanda also hosts Bites and Vibes, a three-day weekend fair that’s a celebration of both food and music. “It’s attended not only by millennials and single professionals. Young families are also looking forward to this annual event.” Last year’s Bites and Vibes events were held in Davao and Cebu.
foodpanda has more deliciousness in store for its customers: the service will be opened in more cities this year and there will be more restaurants available so expect a pinker Philippines in 2020. And, Rosales promises “still the lowest delivery fee and more unbelievable discounts. We will stay true to the promise to deliver while customers enjoy to the fullest.”