A new intercity food delivery service named “Intercity Legends” is being launched by Zomato. Users of the service will be able to order well-known dishes from renowned restaurants in other cities, however delivery in certain circumstances may take more than a day. Zomato is now only allowing residents of Gurgaon and South Delhi to use the delivery option, therefore only those who live in these areas will be allowed to place “intercity” orders. Here are the implications for clients of the new service.
The new service will enable customers to “order and relish legendary dishes like baked rosogollas from Kolkata, biryani from Hyderabad, Mysore Pak from Bengaluru, kebabs from Lucknow, butter chicken from Old Delhi, or pyaaz kachori from Jaipur,” according to Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal in a blog post.
For individuals who live in Gurgaon and South Delhi, a banner promoting the “Legends” category is displayed. On our Zomato app, we could see it. At the moment, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mathura, Chennai, Agra, and Bhubaneswar are on the list of cities from which to place an order.
Only a few of the most famous restaurants from each city are shown. For instance, there were seven eateries in Lucknow, including Dastarkhawan of the Mughals and the Grandson of Tunday Kababi. The menus for these restaurants do not include every dish. Only the most popular and well-known foods. You are also informed of the expected amount of food. For instance, Zomato lists 500 grammes under Chicken Masala in Dastarkhawan.
What about the delivery of the food? The food will fly the required distance to get to your house. To keep it secure during air transportation, Zomato claims that the food is “freshly cooked by the restaurant and put in reusable and tamper-proof containers.”
The business also asserts that “state-of-the-art mobile refrigeration equipment maintains the food without freezing it or adding any form of preservatives.” Once they receive the food, customers can just “microwave, air-fry, or pan-fry the cuisine,” according to the business.
Despite only being available in Gurgaon and South Delhi at the moment, Zomato promises to “rapidly scale this to additional cities in the next few weeks.” The possibilities for “Intercity Legends” are endless because India has “100 airports and a rich array of the most renowned meals that India has to offer,” according to Goyal’s blog.