Food tech firm Hungerbox launches ‘desk-ordering’ feature due to Coronavirus scare

The consumers will view a concise menu on their phone and select their choice of food
  • Divya Pathak Senior Content Writer

Bengaluru-based HungerBox, a B2B food tech solutions provider has launched initiatives to make sure the company is compliant with the directives around social distancing in the cafeteria that it operates at client locations, in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak.

The Desk-Ordering Feature -

According to this feature consumers will view a concise menu on their phone and select their choice of food. They also have an option to indicate their floor and cubicle number and have food executives from the company cafeteria will deliver food at their desk. Not just this, the company is also setting up food dispensing machines wherein employees will have access to a range of ready-to-eat food from partners like MTR, Daawat, and few others. As per that, the food is pre-loaded in food dispensers to ensure food safety and lessened chances of contamination, the company said.

"Over the last few days, we have enabled these features across more than one hundred cafeteria’s," said Sandipan Mitra, Co-founder and CEO of Hungerbox. The company recently raised $12 million in a new round of funding from a different investors including Paytm, Sabre Partners, Neoplux, and NPTK Emerging Asia Fund. Hungerbox serves averagely over 5.5 lakh orders per day. Other players leveraging the ‘contactless service’

Food giant like Domino's Pizza and McDonald's had also recently contactless delivery of the food items to their patrons, due to the rising pandemic. Not just this, online food delivery players like Swiggy and Zomato has also been taking continuous measures for safe food handling during the outbreak situation. Recently they said they are regularly sanitizing their food delivery partners, offering the delivery executives work from home services to combat the disease.