When a person is hungry or planning a party, quick delivery of food is always preferred. Online food delivery startup Zomato Monday announced they will soon start delivering food in 10 minutes. The service is termed Zomato Instant.
The startup has clarified that there will be no pressure on delivery partners.
Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal tweeted, “Announcement: 10 minute food delivery is coming soon on Zomato. Food quality – 10/10 Delivery partner safety – 10/10 Delivery time – 10 minutes Here’s how Zomato Instant will achieve the impossible while ensuring delivery partner safety. “
He further said in a blog post, “innovating and leading from the front is the only way to survive (and therefore thrive) in the tech industry. And here we are … with our 10-minute food delivery offering – Zomato Instant. “
Announcement: 10 minute food delivery is coming soon on Zomato.
Food quality – 10/10
Delivery partner safety – 10/10
Delivery time – 10 minutes
Here’s how Zomato Instant will achieve the impossible while ensuring delivery partner safety – https://t.co/oKs3UylPHh pic.twitter.com/JYCNFgMRQz
– Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) March 21, 2022
“The delivery partners are not informed of the promised time of delivery. Time optimization does not happen on the road, and does not put any lives at risk, ”Goyal wrote.
After the 10-minute delivery grabbed attention, memes and jokes flooded Twitter. While many people find 10-minute delivery as hard to believe, others raised concerns over delivery partners, traffic, and how the food can be cooked in such a short span of time.
Still scratching my head to understand what food items can be cooked and delivered in 10 minutes#Zomato
– FPL Balor ⭐⭐ (@FPLBalor) March 22, 2022
– Gautam (@ Gautam06290535) March 21, 2022
– Ispider Man (@Alone_Mastt) March 21, 2022
– Memboro (@MemboroOfficial) March 21, 2022
Zomato guys delivering food in 10 mins be like pic.twitter.com/s8As5jAocN
– Grishma Shah (@ Grishma89133825) March 21, 2022
– Thanos Pandit ™ (@Thanos_pandith) March 22, 2022
– Multipie (@MultipieSocial) March 16, 2022
– Amul Joshi (@amul_joshi) March 21, 2022
– Debarghya Sil (@debarghyawrites) March 21, 2022
The pilot project will be run in Gurugram to test the model for food deliveries. “Finishing stations’ network” will be created near high-demand customer neighborhoods. Fast deliveries will be done from the network. Each station will have around 20-30 items of most sold items in the area, depending on hyperlocal preferences and demand predictability, as per the company.