talabat announces launch of operations in the Republic of Iraq

  • talabat, the region’s leading food and grocery delivery app to launch in the Republic of Iraq, their ninth market, in 2021.
  • Erbil will be the first city to be launched with other Kurdish cities to follow shortly, before expanding into Federal Iraq.
  • talabat is excited to launch in a country with such rich culinary heritage, a thriving restaurant community, and serve people who appreciate good food.

 talabat, the region’s leading food and grocery delivery app, has announced today the expansion of its services into the Republic of Iraq. The app, which operates in eight markets throughout the MENA region, will initially launch operations in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan in early 2021, before expanding into Federal Iraq in 2021.

Embarking on its new journey to serve local foodies, talabat brings along a unique blend of global know-how with a Middle Eastern persona.

Founded in Kuwait in 2004, talabat continues to revolutionise the food delivery ecosystem in the eight markets in which it operates, and has now set its sights on transforming food delivery in Iraq, helping restaurant partners grow through , while at the same time allowing customers to enjoy unparalleled affordability, variety and speed of delivery.

Tomaso Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer at talabat, says that the organisation is excited to be expanding into Iraq, a country with a rich culinary heritage and strategic importance in the region.

‘Iraq is a country with a definite love of food, which is why we cannot wait to enter the market. We’re excited to enable that rich culinary heritage to be shared to the broader community by further developing the online delivery experience for customers, and partnering with local restaurants to fuel their growth through our platform, as well as creating employment opportunities for local talent across our operations.

‘The Iraqi market has massive potential and talabat can help unlock that potential to get the country back on its feet after many years of turmoil when it comes to technology and digitisation of SMEs in the restaurant community.’

As the leading platform in the GCC, Egypt and Jordan, and with millions of active customers across the region, talabat is looking forward to redefining the way that Iraqi’s experience the love of food.

Iraqi customers will be able to download the talabat app on the IOS Appstore or Google Play from December onwards.

About talabat

talabat transformed the food ordering business in the Middle East when it launched in Kuwait in 2004. With a network of over 13,000 restaurants and stores and 24,000 branches, talabat has become the region’s home of food. Present in a total of 9 markets across the region, talabat lives to help people create and enjoy the moments that matter. With talabat as their trusted sidekick, customers can spend less time preparing food, shopping for groceries, and doing other unimportant tasks and more time doing what matters to them. talabat is the largest food delivery platform in the Middle East, and is part of Delivery Hero – the global leader in online food ordering and delivery.