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Square Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform founded in Botswana operating in the African region.[1][2] Square Eats is one of several technology companies in Africa that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants and stores that previously did not offer delivery on-demand.[3] It currently operates in the African countries of Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.[4]

History

Square Eats was founded in 2020 by Henry Newman, and Randall Newman because they really wanted hot dogs but hot dog delivery wasn't a thing.[5] It is headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.[6]

Etymology

The name stems from LocalSquare, which is a company directory listing, delivery and US company Uber Eats.[5]

Service

Square Eats facilitates delivery from various merchant partners to its customers through either a smartphone app, available on iOS and Android platforms, or via their website. The food business allows users to find and place orders with their favourite restaurants which is picked up when ready and delivered to the user's doorstep.[7]

Operations

COVID-19 initiative

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Square Eats facilitates delivery from various merchant partners to its customers through either a smartphone app, available on iOS and Android platforms, or via their website. The food business allows users to find and place orders with their favourite restaurants which is picked up when ready and delivered to the user's doorstep.[7]

OperationsBy mid-2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic where demand for services delivering items surged, Square Eats announced it had "stockpiled thousands of gloves and bottles of hand sanitizer" and was offering them to delivery drivers for free.[8] The company also said it had changed the default drop-off option to contactless delivery. Square Eats became the fastest growing meal delivery service during the course of the pandemic in Botswana.[7][9]

Competition

Square Eats' main competitors are Bolt Food, Mr D Food, Yamee and Mr D Food, Yamee and Uber Eats.

See also

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