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Zomato enters Philippines

Will invest $1 mn to cover the cities of Quezon, Makati, Mandaluyong, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, and Taguig

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Pune 

Online restaurant and nightlife guide, Zomato announced its entry in the Philippines with an overall investment of $1 million. This portal will cover the cities of Quezon, Makati, Mandaluyong, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, and Taguig.

Founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal told Business Standard that for the Philippines entry, the company has invested $200,000 so far including a 6-member team with a capacity of a 40-seater office space.

Zomato.com has a listing of over 9,000 restaurants in Manila so far. Sticking to its format, the portal will provide information on restaurants, such as scanned menus, photos, mapped coordinates, and user reviews.

The site will also be accessible on the mobile platform. Continuing its expansion, Zomato will enter South Africa by second week of April 2013. It plans to further expand to continental Europe, West Asia, South America and other parts of South-East Asia in 2013. "We are very excited to be in Philippines, and hope locals like our service," added Deepinder.

It plans to further expand to continental Europe, West Asia, South America and other parts of South-East Asia in 2013.

"We are very excited to be in Philippines, and hope locals like our service," added Deepinder.

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First Published: Thu, March 21 2013. 20:14 IST
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