Food delivery service Careem Now has expanded its Saudi Arabia operations to also include Mekkah.
Over 100 restaurants are available to order from within the city including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and Baskin Robbins, with more being added weekly.
Adeeb Warsi, managing director of Careem Now, said, “The people of Makkah are now able to enjoy the same Careem Now service that’s already available in Jeddah and Riyadh. Only 15 percent of the food delivery market in our region currently operates via an app, but Careem Now is changing that and enabling people in Makkah to order from a wide range of restaurants easily, and with rapid door-to-door delivery.”
He added: “The idea of having to call up a restaurant and read out a list of items, and hope it’s all written down correctly, are increasingly over - ordering by app is how the industry is moving. The younger generations are driving digital ordering - which in the US is growing three times faster than dine-in traffic - and it’s now increasingly available in the Middle East.”