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Zomato acquires restaurant discovery service Menumania

Sangeetha Chengappa Bangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 01, 2014

Restaurant search and discovery service, Zomato, announced today that it has acquired Menumania.co.nz, a popular New Zealand-based restaurant discovery service for an undisclosed amount.

"We are thrilled to welcome Menumania to Zomato,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato.

"The Menumania team is very passionate about restaurants and helping people discover new places to eat. We look forward to working closely with them to leverage their local expertise. Together, Zomato and Menumania will be the largest resource of restaurant information in New Zealand, and I am sure both our users will love the integrated product once it rolls out over the next few weeks."

The founding team of Menumania will be working closely with the Zomato team following this acquisition. Zomato has been aggressively expanding its global presence with launches in Europe and Southeast Asia in the past six months, while also working to strengthen its presence in existing markets. This acquisition is a strategic move to establish Zomato’s presence in the Pacific.

Sahil Ludhani, Country Manager, Zomato NZ, said: “Menumania will be a big boost for Zomato’s relatively new business in New Zealand. Combined, we will be able to offer our users a large number of reviews and menus, all in one place, making Zomato the de-facto choice for users in NZ. We are also expecting our team to more than treble from the current size in the next six months.”

This is Zomato’s first acquisition globally.

Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, added: "This acquisition is the first of more to come, in our mission to be the dominant player in this space across the globe."

Zomato is an online and mobile restaurant discovery service providing in-depth information for over 232,900 restaurants across 12 countries. Founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, the company is present in 41 cities across India, UK, UAE, South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Qatar.

Published on July 01, 2014
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