New Delhi: Twitter erupted with witty one-liners and hilarious memes as food delivery and restaurant aggregator platform Zomato announced acquisition of Uber’s food delivery business, Uber Eats, in India in an all-stocks deal Tuesday.
While some Uber Eats customers appeared confused and worried over the transfer of their Uber Eats credits and usage of existing promo codes, others said they preferred the app over Zomato for its offers.
Will they transfer my outstanding amount in Uber eats to Zomato 😕😕😕
— Sunil (@TweetsOfSunil) January 21, 2020
— Bhakti K. (@Buckteeee) January 21, 2020
#UberEats acquired by #Zomato I don’t like zomato ☹️ & had uninstalled Zomato coz of poor service. Besides they dont have Cash on delivery option. How stupid!! Every app- Swiggy etc has it @ZomatoIN & BTW what happened to the credits that I had in my Uber account?? @UberEats_IND pic.twitter.com/imD7tUkNIz
— Rosy (@rose_k01) January 21, 2020
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO of Zomato, said via Zomato’s official blog post Tuesday: “We have acquired Uber Eats India and with this development, we are the undisputed market leaders in the food delivery category in India.”
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The deal, worth approximately $350 million, was done through an all-stocks transaction. Uber gets 9.99 per cent ownership in Zomato after this deal. Uber Eats has discontinued operations in India from Tuesday, redirecting all restaurants, delivery partners and customers of the app to Zomato.
Hilarious one-liners such as “Zomato eats Uber” and puns like “least complicated Uber Eats” also flooded Twitter.
— Aravind Chaudhari અરવિંદ ચૌધરી (@aravindchaudhri) January 21, 2020
— Jwalin (@Jwalin9) January 21, 2020
Some also took a dig at Swiggy, hinting that it could be next-in-line in Zomato’s line of buyouts.
— Queen Daiquiri 💗 (@FuriosaOnMimosa) January 21, 2020
Many also took the opportunity to remind people that home-cooked meals were better than takeaway food.
— Anjali B. (@TheWayfarerSoul) January 21, 2020
Some loyal customers of Uber Eats expressed disappointment over the acquisition and criticised Zomato for its “delivery charges”. A few sentimental goodbyes to Uber Eats were also made.
— धैर्या (@LuthraDhairya) January 21, 2020
Goodbye to Great Discounts and Least Complicated (the best) UI.
— Debosmit Majumder (@iamdebmaj2) January 21, 2020
— Rizwan Siddiquee (@BinaryGru) January 21, 2020
— Akshay Parvatkar (@camera_wala) January 21, 2020
UberEats was way better than Zomato in terms of offers and food delivery, now there seems no competition left, hope swiggy gets enough to compete with Zomato. #UberEats #Zomato pic.twitter.com/0Hya7mmDp6
— Pinkesh sen🇮🇳 (@senpinkesh) January 21, 2020
NOOO! #Zomato is great to check restaurant reviews, photos & menu but food ordering SUCKS! The delivery charge and "taxes" is always the same price as the food ordered it takes forever to feliver. I will miss #UberEats You were great as single, sucks when in relationship 😝 pic.twitter.com/ZIOwM3daZ5
— Aly (@imspidermonkey) January 21, 2020
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