Amidst ongoing covid19 lockdown, online food delivery platform Zomato has extended its gold membership by four more months across India and 8 other countries.
“We are extending all Gold memberships across countries by four more months (total of 6 months extension now). This covers India, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey, and Lebanon,” said Deepinder Goyal, founder, and CEO of Zomato via a tweet.
In March, the Gurugram-based company had extended its Gold membership by two months initially at zero additional cost.
According to Goyal, India and other Gold countries are still a few months away from being able to use and enjoy their Zomato Gold benefits. In India though, the members continue to avail gold privileges on food delivery.
“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely, and make every effort to ensure customer and staff safety when restaurants open up again and are ready to welcome Gold members”, he further added.
In light of the rising coronavirus cases across the globe, the company had also made its ‘contactless dining’ free for all the restaurants in India and other global destinations for at least six months.
Along with announcing various schemes for its members, Zomato has been also trying to help its restaurant industry and its workers to overcome the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Last month, the company had launched a fund named ‘Zomato Gold Support Fund’, under which all the proceeds from the purchase of its gold annual memberships in April went to the restaurant workers including housekeepers, cooks, and servants.
Till mid-April, the company had managed to raise over Rs 2 crore for the Gold Support Fund through the contributions of 18500+ individuals.
Besides this, the company had also offered to facilitate working capital loans for its partner restaurants to help them during this slowdown. Its employees would also reportedly take voluntary pay cuts to conserve cash and donate for its delivery partner fund as well as the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ campaign.