While locals have been known to enjoy dining out, many of the country’s chompers are choosing to eat in with gourmet cuisine and fast-food meals available at the tap of a finger. Growth in on-demand food delivery from individual brands and third-party aggregated apps has largely been driven by millennials seeking convenience and quality food. "Locally, we have seen fastfood brands introducing online ordering and delivery as well as the launch of Uber Eats," said Sue Morris, trend translator at Flux Trends. "The market seems to be shifting to takeout and delivery rather than favouring sit-down restaurants," she said. One of the oldest food delivery services, Mr D Food (previously Mr Delivery), was relaunched as an app and online service earlier in 2017. The app has been downloaded more than 200,000 in the past two months alone. Head of Mr D Food, Devin Sinclair, said this equated to more than 100,000 orders per month through that platform. "There is huge opportunity in SA. According ...

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