Bolt Food, Kenya’s leading online delivery platform, has launched its services in Mombasa City, in line with the business’ recent announcement on investment and expansion in the country. Residents of Mombasa are expected to enjoy convenience, and quality services at the tap of a button with Bolt Food’s expansion into Mombasa CBD and Nyali environs, with the possibility to expand into other neighbourhoods within Mombasa in the coming weeks.
Mombasa becomes the second city that Bolt has expanded to, following its official launch in Nairobi in 2021, and subsequent expansions around Nairobi’s metropolis. With the launch into Mombasa, Bolt Food services will now be available to the residents of Ziwani, Tudor, Makupa, Tononoka, Kibokoni, Ganjoni and its environs. The company has also enrolled a great selection of restaurants offering different cuisines ranging from Swahili delicacies, African cuisine, Fast Food selections, Continental dishes, and Seafood platters. Some notable restaurants include KFC, Chicken Inn, Galito’s, Java House, Adams Barbeque, Crave Mombasa, Snack Attack Restaurant, Milia Gardens, and Damascus Shawarma.
Bolt Food customers in Mombasa are set to enjoy free delivery offers and up to 50% full menu discounts on their first three orders. The onboarded restaurants will have the opportunity to increase their customer base, and the couriers will have competitive earning options whilst exercising independence in how they conduct their business.
“We are delighted to launch our services in Mombasa City as part of our nationwide expansion plan. Mombasa remains an integral market for us, and we look forward to offering our clients affordable, convenient, and quality services. We are also happy to economically empower the youth in Mombasa by offering employment opportunities to them through the gig economy. Currently, we have onboarded over 300 couriers in Mombasa on our platform, thus helping them make a decent living. We shall continue to work with other couriers and restaurants to create job opportunities for the coastal region. Our growth and expansion signifies our commitment to growing the delivery business in Kenya, whilst also ensuring that we promote our country’s economic growth,” said Edgar Kitur, Bolt Food Country Manager.
Data on the platform to consumer delivery by the firm Statista shows that the number of users in Africa is expected to amount to 79.51 million users by 2027. Indicating a continued increase in the growth of online food delivery services, which Bolt is already a market leader in Kenya. It is also estimated that the revenue generated from the platform to consumer delivery segment is projected to reach $2.49 billion in 2023.
Bolt’s expansion to Mombasa is a testament to the company’s commitment to offering affordable, safe and sustainable products and services to all its clients. Currently, Bolt Food has over 1,500 restaurants on its platform and it provides earning opportunities to over 4000 couriers in Nairobi and its metropolis, and has great plans to expand to other cities and towns across Kenya.