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Foodies have become accustomed to having their cravings conveniently delivered to their doorsteps, and many businesses have found growth through partnerships with online delivery services.
Serving their food brand to a wider customer base is every entrepreneur's dream, and foodpanda makes this possible through their in-app support that takes care of their partners' orders and delivery without any worries.
Here are some of foodpanda's partners sharing their entrepreneurship journey with the online delivery service:
Girly Bay Bulaong-Tingson’s love for food prompted her to open her food business in Bulacan. The college professor called it a leap of faith when she decided to open The Hive in October 2019 at the age of 24. Unfortunately, the pandemic hampered her operations, and she soon had trouble financing her business. She was thinking of closing down when someone recommended foodpanda.
With the help of the app, Bulakenyos have since become familiar with her brand. Girly has expanded operations to three outlets with one located in Bacoor, Cavite. Another two branches will open this November, and by the end of Q1 2022, The Hive will have another 3 branches that will serve her cool concoctions.
“I used to rely on word of mouth and on my social media channels to promote The Hive. Now, when I meet people, they tell me that they always order from us usingfoodpanda. They even know that we are part of the Super Sundays and Mega Mondays promos. They are aware that we exist, because ofthe delivery app,” she shares.
Aside from her business success, Girly thanks the online delivery service for giving her enough income to maintain her two employees and hire more. “Because of this I have been able to help two families through the pandemic, and I will be able to help more.”
The Barefruit Group of Companies is a homegrown brand in General Santos City, which proudly spotlights the province’s local products.
Hannah Mamon, who has experience working in the fast food industry, wanted to start a business that would enable her to spend more time with her family. She opened her fruit shakes and smoothies business that focused on fruits that are available in GenSan likelangkaandguyabano.Her initial foray into a mall space shut down, but with determination and faith, she got back into business, and in the last 10 years has expanded her product line to include JM Shawarma,Kutsara PH,Pink Pot Milktea,Paluto,Bake Barn,Barefruit Guyabano,Merry Mango,EE Takuyaki.Through franchising, she now has 300 stores nationwide.
She values her partnership with foodpanda, as it has allowed her to grow into the digital space.
”We started withthe brandin 2019 and currently around 130 stores are underfoodpandanationwide. It has helped us in terms of reaching our customers during the pandemic in the most efficient way. It even saves our stores inside the malls from closing and gave us opportunitiesto open cloud kitchens to cater more, and expand and reopen closed stores.”
For Hannah, the mission is to support local agriculture, and through her continued business success, she is guaranteed to help farmers who supply her stores with fresh ingredients.
Harbour City Dimsum House Co., Inc. wanted a food brand that would cater to late-night Cebuano mallers who would stay to watch movies or play at a bowling alley.. The company, which was already operating Ding How, Ding Qua Qua, and Harbour City at the time, came up with the idea of opening another dim sum fast-food brand as a solution.
Aptly named named Dimsum Break, the brand is a nod to the bowling term and the act of “taking a break.” Dimsum Break's first branch started operations on Feb. 12, 1996.
When the pandemic hit, it completely upended the landscape in which the brand was operating. “From relying heavily on dine-in customers, we found ourselves having to adapt to new ways of serving them,” says marketing manager Kyra Velasco.
The company has been a partner of foodpanda since 2015. And so, when COVID-19 hit, they were able to continue serving their customers by bringing their dimsum favorites to their doorsteps. Kyra adds that “receiving orders through foodpanda ahead of time helps keep our store operations efficient.”
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Editor's note: This article was provided by foodpanda.