Food delivery platform Swiggy services around 1.5 million orders a month from over 1,000 cloud kitchens in 14 cities through ‘Swiggy Access’ that allows restaurants to host delivery-only kitchens in new geographies where they don’t operate.
Swiggy Access, launched in November 2017, looks at creating new avenues of supply, restaurants, cuisines, and kitchens, in hyperlocal zones within a city where demand outpaces the existing supply of restaurants. According to Vishal Bhatia, CEO, New Supply, Swiggy, the startup has already invested around Rs 175 crore into the business since its launch and plans to invest another Rs 75 crore by March 2020.
The delivery platforms claim to house more than 250 unique restaurant brands on its Access kitchens currently, and Bhatia believes there is space for more. Swiggy has already leased out more than a million square feet in property space to house Access kitchens.