As delivery apps boom, restaurants struggle with commission fees

Food delivery platforms have helped restaurants and teashops stay afloat during the pandemic, but some business owners are uneasy at the steep commissions they charge. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIER As most life retreated from Yangon’s roads during the coronavirus lockdown, couriers for food delivery platforms such as Food2U, GrabFood, and foodpanda became a […]

Govt allows restaurants to reopen with strict guidelines in Myanmar

The government has allowed restaurants to resume operations in accordance with guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Sports. Food stalls and tea shops in all townships in regions and states and Nay Pyi Taw, excluding those townships under the stay-home measure, will be allowed to reopen according to the ministry’s instructions, National Level Committee […]

Yangon restaurants asked to close dine-in services, operate take-away only

Restaurants in Yankin township have been asked to close immediately and operate take-away services only, according to a letter signed by the Yankin Municipal Committee under the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and delivered by hand to restaurant owners this morning. Ko Thaw Zin, who runs restaurant Yankin Heights, said he received the letter advising […]

Yangon draws up plan for restaurants in public parks

Yangon city plans to invite businesses to bid on opening restaurants in parks that offer food at reasonable prices, Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said in a press briefing. “If the hluttaw approves the plan, we will choose these restaurants in a transparent process,” he said. The city will allow the restaurants based on location […]

GrabFood offers food delivery services in Yangon

Grab, the transport network company, will offer food delivery services to Yangonites in nine townships, according to the Country Head of Grab Myanmar, Cindy Toh. The company announced that the new service will be called GrabFood at a press conference held on November 26. “Grabfood will deliver food to customers with bicycles couriers in the […]

METRO Wholesale Myanmar plans to open showroom in Mandalay

METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the first-ever foreign wholesale company, is planning to open the saleroom in Mandalay, said Mr. Jens Michel, CEO of METRO Wholesale Myanmar. The showroom was open in Yangon on September 30. METRO Myanmar aims at becoming a market leader in the domestic market that can help promote cooperation and sustainable development in […]

Myanmar consumers still lack wide awareness of cashless payment systems

Although more than 40 percent of Myanmar consumers expect to utilise cashless payment in the coming year, awareness of contactless and QR systems is still low, according to a recent study by Visa exploring Myanmar consumers’ perception, attitudes, and behaviours towards payment and new payment systems. The study surveyed 504 people across Yangon, Pathein, Mandalay […]

Myanmar’s first cafe staffed by hearing impaired initiates deaf-friendly environment

A first-ever private eatery run by staff with hearing impairment was opened in Myanmar’s Yangon earlier this month, creating a deaf-friendly environment. “The Able,” a sign language book cafe, is entirely staffed by six hearing-impaired persons from service staff to chef, to encourage disabled yet differently abled people to work. “There are some sign language […]

Chinese businesses moving into Bagan

Chinese nationals are starting businesses in Bagan, buying or renting hotels and restaurants, since early this year, according to local tourism and restaurant businesses. The proposal to list Bagan as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was submitted in 2018, could be one of the reasons for the interest, according to the businesses. Chinese nationals […]

Parami Energy to invest US$25m for LPG distribution

Parami Energy will accelerate the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) next year, CEO U Pyi Wa Tun said yesterday. He said in a press conference that starting from December 12, 150,000 Parami LPG cylinders will be distributed in the market and before April 2019, 50pc of the LPG cylinders will be distributed in Yangon […]