Break Your Fast with foodora: Food Delivery Service Helps Customers Easily Identify Halal Restaurants this RamadanWritten by foodora
Select foodora restaurant partners to deliver ‘Break Your Fast’ packs with every order placed at dusk.
Canadian Muslims will observe Ramadan beginning Saturday, May 27 through to Monday, June 26, and on-demand food delivery service foodora will help customers identify halal food options by adding a halal symbol to select restaurant partners on its website and app. Throughout Ramadan, foodora will provide its users with a complimentary ‘Break Your Fast with foodora’ pack with every order placed between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. from 39 participating restaurant partners that offer halal options in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Each Ramadan ‘Break Your Fast’ pack will include two 500 mL bottles of Happy Water, and a box of Masa Dates, a traditional custom.
“foodora’s mission is to bring good food into our user’s every day, and Ramadan is a month-long religious focus for over one million Muslims living in Canada, thousands of which live in our three Canadian markets,” said David Albert, foodora Canada’s Managing Director. “foodora will add halal symbols to each participating restaurant on our website and app to make it as easy as possible for our users to identify dining options that cater to them. We want to celebrate our diverse restaurant partners and user base, and make breaking fast a little simpler for our Muslim customers this Ramadan.”
Ramadan, which marks the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, will begin on May 27. For many Canadian Muslims, this means a month of fasting from dawn to dusk, forgoing food and water for over 17 hours every day. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, over one million Muslims reside in Canada, with thousands in Vancouver (73,215), Toronto (424,925) and Montreal (221,040). foodora is partnered with over 40 restaurants across its three Canadian markets that offer halal options, and has plans to add more as the demand for halal food continues to grow.
To help foodora customers easily identify halal restaurant partners in-app and online, foodora will add a halal symbol to each participating restaurant partner. Participating halal restaurants in each market include:
The Halal Guys
Student Tasty Biryani
Bombay Mahal Express
Taj Mahal du Vieux Montreal
Bombay Mahal Thali
Menthe et Couscous
Les Deux Oliviers
To receive a ‘Break Your Fast with foodora’ pack, customers can simply place their order at participating halal restaurant partners between 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from May 27 to June 26 via the foodora iOS or Android apps, or visit the website, and choose the delivery or pick-up option. Each order will be accompanied by a ‘Break Your Fast with foodora’ pack, which includes two 500 ml bottles of Happy Water, and a box of Masa Dates.
foodora was launched in Germany in October 2014, backed by Rocket Internet in April 2015 and merged with Delivery Hero in September 2015. The on-demand delivery service currently connects high-quality restaurants and foodies in 10 countries and is changing the way food delivery is viewed and experienced globally.
How it works
Through the foodora website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their postal code and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place the order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodora’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant and brought directly to the customer by the foodora logistics team or picked up by the customer using foodora’s new pick-up feature.
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