Bolt has officially launched its food delivery service, Bolt Food, in Nairobi, Kenya, to give users access to a huge variety of restaurants. This is as the country goes into a mini-lockdown amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bolt Food says it has onboarded 200 restaurants in Kenya already including KFC, Big Square, Pizza Mojo, Urban Gourmet Burger, Debonairs Pizza, Steers Ohcha Noodle Bar, The Chef House, Wings Kenya Alchemist, Shokudo Japanese, Barista & Co, Mercado, Awash Ethiopian restaurant, Charlie’s Bistro and Bao Box, among others, with plans to add new restaurants to the app daily.
To order food, the users need to download the Bolt Food application to their smartphone. One can then pick a restaurant in the app, see its menu and select the foods they wish. Before confirming the order, you will see the cost of your shopping basket and the approximate delivery time. You can then select your preferred means of payment and a receipt will be sent to your email address.
Kenya becomes the third country in Africa where Bolt food is currently available. The service successfully launched in South Africa and Ghana. The company will facilitate couriers with the necessary training on how the service works, running it, and communication with the restaurants.
In February, the ride-hailing company raised €150 million in funding. This aimed at improving the safety, security, and quality of its services. The company continues to expand its ride-hailing, micro-mobility, and food delivery services in Europe and Africa.