Hungry, kya?

A new concept in online ordering has come to Bangalore! I was quite intrigued by it as I hadn’t come across anything similar. I immediately contacted them and Priyanka from hungrybangalore.com answered my queries regarding this new service.

Priyanka says the service has been started by 4 software professionals, 2 IITians and 2 other friends. “Being in the software industry, we have realized the importance of internet in our lives.. Bangalore, being the most net savvy city in India, people want everything on the click of a mouse. This was the strongest motivation for us to start off this service.”

The concept works both ways – initially they approached restaurants to join in but now they are beginning to get restaurants contacting them to be a part of hungrybangalore.com.

Right now, says Priyanka, there are more than 80 restaurants that cover the entire Bangalore city and of course, there’s a lot of scope to expand further.

And roadblocks? Priyanka says: “Initially, users are still very apprehensive about ordering online. In case of phone calls, there’s always a human involvement involved where in people can say please deliver as soon as possible… When ordering online they still have doubts like “will the order be delivered on time”, “will the restaurant actually see my mail”, “what if something is not available in the items that I ordered” etc. We are getting lot of repeated users because once they have ordered they know the service is good and all these hiccups are gone. But getting this message across to a first time user is the biggest challenge for us.”

The orders were slow initially, but are now picking up gradually as users realize it’s a great convenience: “There is absolutely no hassle and no busy lines!”

So what are you waiting for? Next time you’re hungry, just log online and click onto hungrybangalore.com!

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2 Comments so far

  1. Krishna M (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    feels good that it’s picking up so well! all the best to the guys who started this venture :)


  2. Naren (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    The technology has to reach to Common man and the poor.. The hungry bangalore is a good idea.. But the intresting fact is from gujarath the poor people in search of food can call to a given no. and the assistence will be provided i.e. the nearest organisation will be guided by the Call center. It works with numerous Voluntary organisations and one no. awesome Concept!!



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