The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how we dine. Gone are the days when we just ordered pizza at home for a party. Gone are the days when dining out was the best way to celebrate any occasion. Today, from fancy dishes like sushi to street food grubs like pani puri are ordered home with a click of a button, to celebrate any occasion. But it isn’t a surprise to know that today, ordering food on apps is costlier than eating them directly at restaurants.
Twitterati Shows Ordering Food On Apps Is Costlier
Twitterati Anjali aka @anjaliramancap took to the microblogging site to share her woes of ordering online. She shared a picture of the online menu of New Delhi’s Sita Ram Diwan Chand restaurant. The restaurant shows that a plate of Chole Bhature from the Paharganj eatery costs ₹185 per plate. In her caption, she says When you order Sita Ram Chole Bhature on @zomato it’s 185 per plate….. At Outlet…. it’s 85…..Too much Loot and commission!!….”
— Anjali Live Trading (@anjaliramancap) March 9, 2023
Zomato replied that being an intermediary platform between the restaurant and the customer, it doesn’t have control over the prices set. But they have conveyed her feedback to the restaurant partner and the restaurant, Sita Ram Diwan Chand, shall look into it. Her tweet garnered over 2.6k views. Many foodies took to the comments section to their opinions on how ordering food on apps is costlier than directly ordering through the restaurant.
Netizens Highlight It’s The Price To Pay For Convenience
Ashy Pandey aka @ashu25_ashu comments, that this is the price customers must pay for convenience, the driver’s salary and Zomato commission. @JuliusSinghania stated that this is common knowledge. He says “loot hi loot hai”, but this is the price for convenience. @bot_awake_bot chimes in and say that this is the amount it takes for commute, the rider’s salary, Zomato’s commission and more. So, the Netizen suggests Anjali dines at the outlet itself instead of ordering in.
That’s the price we have to pay for convenience , zomato commission, driver’s salary as well 😇
— Ashu pandey (@ashu25_ashu) March 9, 2023
Well, there is no such thing as a free meal. So, that’s the price we have to pay for convenience. Yes, it can definitely get costlier to order food on apps than through restaurants directly. If you have any tips on how you can order food at budget-friendly prices, let us know!
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