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Ant Farm buys Meals on Wheels to enter online food delivery

Former Times Internet CEO Rishi Khiani's AntFarm* has acquired a food delivery service Meals on Wheels for an undisclosed amount. While the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, AntFarm mentions that Sandeep Das will be taking over as the CEO of the venture while Meals on Wheels founder Sunil Saraf will be taking a senior management role in the "growth and expansion of the business.". Das had joined AntFarm in June this year, prior to which he was the COO and head of business for Network18's Burrp and AskMe (now owned by Getit). Das told Medianama that Meals On Wheels already had partnerships with quite a few popular restaurants and was making food deliveries for these restaurants. Post acquisition, Ant Farm will focusing on building the technology layer, adding more restaurant partnerships and building logistics with a focus on last-mile delivery. In terms of technology, AntFarm has just launched a redesigned version of Meals On Wheels website that allows users to search for their preferred restaurants, cuisines or dishes and place orders. Alternatively, users can also browse through trending dishes and restaurants or choose any restaurant based on cuisine or time of meal (Lunch, Dinner, Snack or All day). The company claims to deliver these food products within 60 minutes. One can also sign up for the service to save their favourite restaurants and dishes, view their past orders and get relevant recommendations. The company will also be building mobile apps for consumers and apps for vendors, logistics and customer service. Expansion Plans: The service is currently limited to popular restaurants in…

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