Amazon Delves Deeper Into Food Delivery

Amazon is leading a $575 million funding round for Deliveroo, a British based food delivery company. The company allows users to order food deliveries from nearby restaurants using an app. The company operates in over two hundred cities in the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong as well as other parts of Europe.

Amazon UK Country Manager Doug Gurr said in a statement that they were “impressed with Deliveroo’s approach, and their dedication to providing customers with an ever increasing selection of great restaurants along with convenient delivery options.”

In December, Deliveroo opened it’s first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Hong Kong. Deliveroo Food Market serves as a kitchen for delivering online orders as well as a consumer-facing storefront where consumers can choose from 15 dining concepts.

At the time, the company said it would expand the concept globally if all goes well, but it already had plans to open a second location in Singapore this year.