Kudos to various local publicity initiatives such as Hawkers United on Facebook and Tripadvisor's #LoveYourLocalSG campaign. Because they provide citizens with information on businesses that are operational during this circuit breaker period. Sounds like an effective digital directory to us.
From essentials like food to purchasing retail vouchers issued by SME shops, it's definitely vital to keep local businesses alive. Now, Google has also announced its participation to aid the local food services industry with a new menu discovery feature on Google Pay.
Developed specifically for Singapore, this function lists a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and hawker stalls through Google Pay. Yes, you can find new local favourites here. In addition to dining stalwarts like Burger King, Canadian Pizza, Cedele, Da Paolo Group, The Daily Cut and Tuk Tuk Cha, the mobile payments app will include over 100 food joints to give patrons over 250 eateries to order from.
Craving for Zi Char from Kok Sen? Decide what dishes to eat through the menu on Google Pay. Ranging from family-friendly meals such as O Banh Mi and Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha to restaurant-style spreads from Blue Ginger, O.BBa BBQ Jjajang and NUDE Seafood, cravings will be satisfied. Google is also working with Chope to make this menu discovery option possible for Chope-affiliated food establishments.
How Menu Discovery Works
Customers can browse menus, select items, contact the food establishment directly to place their order, and pay. Besides footing the bill with Google Pay (of course), the ever-popular PayNow and even cash can be accepted if the establishment is not a fully-integrated business partner yet. Also depending on the eatery, customers can choose to pick up their order or have it delivered.
It doesn't end after when appetites are satisfied. Pay it forward by sharing menus from earmarked favourites with friends using a custom link on the app.
If you have a pal who owns an F&B business, Google Pay's menu discovery option can offer a helping hand. Notably, it is free to use by all food establishments. Also, new eateries have the option of joining many other participating restaurants who accept orders and payment on the Google Pay Singapore app through partners like Aigens, FoodZaps, Novitee, TabSquare, or Waitrr.