Restaurant reservation app Eatigo has launched a new discount takeaway service across eight Asian markets to help restaurants stay afloat amid the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On top of the existing booking functions, Eatigo users can now visit a new in-app “eat-to-go” panel to place discounted takeaway orders. The new function not only allows users to enjoy fine dining at home but will also help restaurants extend their customer base at a time when social distancing has encouraged consumers to avoid sit down restaurant meals.
According to the Eatigo website, there are 21 restaurants in Hong Kong offering the new service, mainly in the city's Central and Western district and Wanchai district.
Eatigo currently operates in eight Asian regional markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, South Korea, and the Philippines.
Since late January, Hong Kong's embattled F&B industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That impact has worsened since the Hong Kong government introduced several measures over the weekend to limit public gatherings. Under new measures, restaurants have to limit the number of diners at each table to four persons, with each table standing 1.5 metres apart. In addition, bars and restaurants are being required to halve their capacity and must check the temperature of patrons’ temperatures as well as provide hand sanitiser for them.