Deliveroo unveils UAE’s 1st ever Annual Restaurant Awards

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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UAE’s leading food-delivery company Deliveroo has unveiled the country’s first annual Restaurant Awards, revealing over 400 amazing restaurants from across the country that has been listed as a part of 21 award categories.

The Deliveroo Restaurant Awards, UAE edition, will celebrate thousands of local restaurants available on the App that continue to push the boundaries of F&B in the region. Voting has already begun on Deliveroo’s official website. The public can vote for their favorite restaurants on the longlist to become one among 21 restaurants that will be chosen as winners.

Award Categories 

Deliveroo has identified 21 award categories to showcase the best of food delivery available to customers on the platform namely;

  • Best Burger
  • Best Asian
  • Best Pizza
  • Best Middle Eastern
  • Best Fried Chicken
  • Best Homegrown
  • Best Dessert
  • Best Italian
  • Best Plant-Based
  • Best Editions Restaurant
  • Most-Loved Chain
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Coffee
  • Best Fine Dining
  • Best Healthy Restaurant
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Best Value Eats
  • Best Delivery-Only Brand
  • Best Japanese
  • Best Poke and
  • Restaurant of The Year

The food-delivery company encourages restaurants and customers to vote and tune in to see which restaurants will be crowned as winners. During the first round of voting, foodies who vote for their favorite restaurants stand a chance to win a brand new iPhone 13 Pro.

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There are 20 restaurant partners for each category based on metrics such as performance and popularity, the total number of orders, the total number of repeat orders, and star rating on the app.

Best Restaurant Voted By Riders

In addition to the 21 award categories that rely entirely on consumer voting, Deliveroo also announced an additional category, Best Restaurant Voted By Riders.

For the best restaurant voted by riders, considering riders who interact most with restaurant partners, the food delivery service wanted to invite them to attend the awards by crowning their winner. Riders lie at the heart of Deliveroo, and the food delivery service continuously takes it upon themselves to ensure their riders’ wellbeing, happiness, and safety.

Restaurant of the Year Award

Customers can vote for their favorite restaurants for the ‘Restaurant of the Year Award’ until the first week of March with any brand on the platform having the opportunity to win, no matter how big or small.

In the first week of March, Deliveroo will reveal the top five restaurants shortlisted in each category. Voting will re-open again for one final chance to vote for the winners of each category, which will be announced in late March during the virtual Deliveroo Restaurant Awards held on Deliveroo’s Instagram and Twitter channels.

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