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Uber Eats, Cafe Coffee Day to create largest virtual restaurant network

New Delhi: Uber Eats Friday said it has joined hands with Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) to launch India's largest virtual restaurant network, a move that will help Uber's food delivery unit to compete aggressively against rivals like FoodPanda, Swiggy and Zomato.

As part of the partnership, Uber Eats will provide CCD with data, analytics and insights around popular food and cuisines.

This will enable both entities to launch menu offerings based on evolving consumer trends for multiple delivery-only "virtual restaurants" (VR).

The first of such brands is expected to be launched in November in 10 CCD cafes in Bengaluru and then expanded to over 1,700 outlets of CCD nationally.

Virtual restaurants are digital-only eateries that allow business owners to explore new culinary options and test them in a nimble manner across customers.

"Using experience and lessons learnt in the virtual restaurant space from our global operations, we hope to provide our Indian restaurant partners greater growth opportunities. Our customers too will enjoy ordering and eating their favourite everyday meals at the tap of a button," Jason Droege, Vice President of UberEverything at Uber Technologies, told reporters here.

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