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Food & Beverage

Southeast Asia's cloud kitchens swell, powered by Grab and Gojek

Ride-hailers tap pandemic-fueled demand as restaurants play catch-up

The coronavirus pandemic has made food delivery more important than ever to Southeast Asian ride-hailing companies like Grab.   © Reuters

MANILA/BANGKOK -- "Number 62! Number 62!"

A voice reads out the number of a finished order at a GrabKitchen in Bangkok during lunchtime on Monday. Nearly 100 drivers for the Grab ride-hailing service pick up freshly made meals and hop on their motorbikes to deliver to waiting customers.

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