Grab Holdings Inc., commonly known as Grab, is a Singaporean multinational ride-hailing company headquartered in Queenstown, Singapore.In addition to transportation, the company offers food delivery and digital payments services via a mobile app. It now operates in the Southeast Asian countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and the East Asian country of Japan. It is Southeast Asia's first "decacorn" (a startup with a valuation of over US$10 billion).
Grab, the transport network company, will offer food delivery services to Yangonites in nine townships, according to the Country Head of Grab Myanmar, Cindy Toh. The company announced that the new service will be called GrabFood at a press conference held on November 26. “Grabfood will deliver food to customers with bicycles couriers in the downtown areas of Yangon. We have linked with many of the famous restaurants in Yangon as our partners. Consumers will have to wait around 45minutes during the peak periods 30 minutes during normal periods,” said Ko Myat Kaung Min, head of GrabFood Myanmar. The customers can use the GrabFood service via the Grab application. It will become a daily, multi-use application, said Cindy Toh, country head of Grab Myanmar. More than 20 restaurants from 9 townships will provide delivery service options to customers, with orders ranging from at least K300 to K60,000. “We live in Thaketa and, as our area is not within the GrabFood coverage of the nine Townships, we can’t order anything. I hope the service will expand their coverage, but at the moment we can only order if we are in the downtown area,” said a Thaketa resident at the GrabFood press conference. The GrabFood service will cover Kamaryut, Dagon, Bahan, Yankin, San Chaung, Latha, Pabedan and Kyauktada townships. Food will be delivered by bicycle with a door-to-door service. Although Yangon doesn’t automatically permit bicycle-riding on its roads, the company’s couriers have already been granted permission by the Yangon Regional Government to ride for the company. Customers can order food with the GrabFood app, and track the order’s progression, from meal preparation to delivery via a map on the app, said GrabFood staff. Daily services will include delivery for local restaurants and international brands such as KOI, Lotteria, Gong Cha, Mr.Wok and Rangoon Teahouse. GrabFood’s brand ambassador is Sai Sai Kham Leng.