FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE. GrabFood, one of the features of popular mobile application Grab, started its operations in Bacolod City on Tuesday (Oct 23, 2019). The city’s culinary scene and homegrown restaurants banner GrabFood’s delivery service. (PNA Bacolod photo)

BACOLOD CITY -- Leading food delivery platform GrabFood launched its expansion to this city on Tuesday, making Bacolod its 35th location in the Philippines in less than a year.

GrabFood is one of the features of Grab, a popular mobile application positioned as Southeast Asia’s “everyday everything app”.

During the launch at the L’ Fisher Hotel, GrabFood Philippines head EJ de la Vega said after rolling out Grab’s transport services here in 2015, they are now taking on “the challenge of improving access to great food and bringing more livelihood opportunities for the people of Bacolod.”

De la Vega added that the local culinary scene and homegrown restaurants banner GrabFood’s delivery service.

“Bacolod’s great culinary scene has developed locals to be discerning eaters. As such, GrabFood has partnered with a variety of merchants to cater to a diverse range of pallets,” he said.

Customers can now have deliveries from Negrense favorites such as Aida’s, 21 Restaurant, Inaka, L’ Kaisei, L’ Sea, El Ideal, Virgie’s, Roli’s, Clara’s, Merzci Pasalubong, BongBong’s, Felicia’s, King’s Ice, Apollo Restaurant, Delicioso, Bascon, Quan, Nena’s Rose and Cozy Nook.

In Bacolod, orders from McDonald’s, Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Burger King, Red Ribbon, and Uncle John’s Chicken are available for delivery 24/7 through GrabFood.

Joann Yoshida, Grab Philippines operations lead for Western Visayas, said food delivery is a natural extension of Grab’s transport services.

“Bringing this service is part of our commitment to transform Bacolod into a smarter city powered by Grab,” she added. (PNA)