Department of Business Development partners with UberEATS Offers Business Expansion Opportunities with Food Delivery Technology to SME and Restaurant Owners

Department of Business Development partners with UberEATS Offers Business Expansion Opportunities with Food Delivery Technology to SME and Restaurant Owners

Bangkok, 10 February 2017- The Department of Business Development (DBD), Ministry of Commerce Thailand, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Uber Thailand that will make it easier for small restaurants to partner with the food delivery platform.

Restaurants interested in partnering with UberEATS to grow their business can register with the department to get special benefits, including the exemption of the initial activation fee to join the popular platform.

Ms. Banjongjitt Angsusingh, Director General, Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce disclosed that at present there are 11,947 restaurants registered with the DBD with a combined registered capital of 75.7567 billion THB.  Of the total, 1,660 have received development assistance from the department and it is hopeful that they will play a crucial role in driving economic growth.  The Department of Business Development has worked to create opportunities for such businesses by partnering with leading establishments both domestic and international, seeking to drive Thailand’s restaurants to stability, prosperity and sustainability.

“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with Uber today creates a major opportunity for Thailand’s restaurants as it provides them a marketing and advertising channel on UberEATS, a world class food delivery application that has innovated the platform for restaurant operators while also enhancing convenience for consumers looking to enjoy restaurant-level quality and flavor without the hassle of actual travel.  This development accommodates the modern digital lifestyle and is in line with the digital economy envisioned in the Thailand 4.0 agenda, which looks to apply innovations and technology to opportunity creation.  Our department is confident that restaurants will greatly benefit from this latest cooperation”

Mr. Allen Penn, Regional General Manager of UberEATS said, “We’re honored and would like to extend our sincere gratitude for this partnership with the Department of Business Development and affiliated restaurant owners. After launching UberEATS in 57 cities in over 20 countries, we look forward to sharing our expertise in integrating technology with the restaurant industry, especially to SMEs who wish to expand their business. We are pleased to contribute to new business opportunities that are in line with Thailand’s 4.0 plan.”

Restaurant partners registered under the Department of Business Development who are interested in joining the UberEATS on demand food delivery platform can register from today until March 10th. Restaurants who join the platform will receive special benefits including the exemption of the initial activation fee. For more information, please contact the Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce at 02-547-5954, dial the hotline at 1570 or visit www.dbd.go.th.