Zomato food delivery app | ThePrint Photo by Manisha Mondal
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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.

 

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.

Some also took a dig at Swiggy, hinting that it could be next-in-line in Zomato’s line of buyouts.

Many also took the opportunity to remind people that home-cooked meals were better than takeaway food.

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.


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