Ride-hail company Bolt has launched its food-delivery service, Bolt Food in Nairobi, Kenya, the company has announced.
The East African country becomes the third country in Africa where the Estonian start-up is rolling out Bolt food after a successful launch in South Africa and Ghana.
The Uber rival, formerly known as Taxify, will start delivering meals from over 200 restaurants in Nairobi including; KFC, Big Square, Pizza Mojo, Urban Gourmet Burger, Debonairs Pizza, Steers Ohcha Noodle Bar, The Chef House, Wings Kenya Alchemist, Shokudo Japanese, Barista & Co, Mercado, Awash Ethiopian restaurant, Charlie’s Bistro and Bao Box, among others, with plans to add new restaurants to the app daily.
“The infrastructure and experience we have built up with our ride-hailing business give us a good platform to expand and diversify our services. We have a rich history in disrupting markets and will be applying our experience to our food delivery platform and offer affordable delivery fees, better working conditions for our couriers and you can find our favourite brands selection. We are launching with amazing restaurant promotions and free delivery”Bolt Food Country Manager, Edgar Kipngetich Kitur.
To order food, the users need to download the Bolt Food application to their smartphone. One can then pick a restaurant in the app, see its menu and select the foods they wish. Before confirming the order, you will see the cost of your shopping basket and the approximate delivery time. You can then select your preferred means of payment and a receipt will be sent to your email address.