Bangkok’s coronavirus lockdown fuelled food-delivery wars. Will players survive?

When Thailand closed shopping malls, banned eat-in dining and told residents to stay indoors at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March, restaurants in Bangkok – where many people forgo cooking altogether for takeaway (glap baan in Thai) – turned to food delivery services. Orders surged and business boomed for the four established firms but soaring demand also fuelled the rise of at least four other new players. Now, even as lockdown restrictions are eased, competition in the…

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