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Dec 30, 2013

Search on TastyKhana is now powered by Google Maps!!

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December2013: Say good-bye to location spelling mistakes and unmapped areas while ordering now. TastyKhana.com, the leading online food portal, today unveiled its new search feature engine powered by Google Map to facilitate an even easier and more convenient food ordering experience. Tastykhana is the only food portal in India to adopt such a unique initiative to further simplify the experience of ordering food at the click of a button. Keeping in mind the growing trend in online food ordering, the company has revamped the search process wherein the user needs to only type in his/her location and TastyKhana will figure out where the food needs to be delivered from!

The Google map feature enables the portal to extract the geographical location (address) of the user. The entire system is based on address- latitude, longitude. The moment a user selects his/ her location, the system calculates the distance of restaurant to the user address and provide a more accurate listing of restaurants that will guarantee delivery to the user’s location. This differentiated feature enables users to now search up to street name to get a list of restaurants that deliver to them.

Shachin Bhardwaj, CEO & Founder said, “We are delighted to announce that TastyKhana.com is now powered by Google. We realize that customers come to Tastykhana.com not only for the largest selection of restaurants but also for the ease of ordering that we provide to them. With our constant endeavor to make food ordering as effortless as possible, the Google search feature is going to create another milestone.’

Sheldon Dsouza, CTO & Co-Founder said, “Each day, we think to simplify the online food ordering experience for our customers and TastyKhana powered by Google is one such effort towards it. It is the most advanced technology and the first time anyone has ever offered such a service in India. We are delighted to become the torchbearers for this unique technology within our domain of business. The search brings to the users’ abundant food restaurants options which can deliver the food to them. All these options are available at a single selection of the location by the user.”

About TastyKhana.com

‘TastyKhana.com’ is an Indian online food ordering service operating in 8 major cities in India: Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. Headquartered in Pune, TastyKhana has partnered with over 5000 restaurants spreading across their national network. The online food service gives users the convenience of choosing a restaurant in their area and select their preferred meal items by browsing through the menus on the TastyKhana website and placing the order online for delivery to the desired location. The orders can be paid for through cash on delivery or through online payments or by accumulating the online Trinket account, the virtual wallet that is created for every customer for their payment convenience. The service is accessible through web, tablet or mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry.

TastyKhana was founded by Pune based computer engineer Shachin Bharadwaj and his software engineer friend and colleague Sheldon D’souza. The service was founded and the website went live in 2007. TastyKhana was founded to facilitate food ordering for the developing and evolving population in the modern day Indian scenario. It first started its operation in Pune in 2007. In November 2011 TastyKhana signed a partnership with Delivery Hero. This partnership lead to expansions in TastyKhana operations in Mumbai in April 2012, Bangalore in September 2012, Delhi in January 2013, Gurgaon in February 2013 and Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad in May/June 2013. In 2013 Delivery Hero invested $5 million in TastyKhana and secured its requirement for technical knowhow and knowledge of the global best business practices to boost business aggressively.


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