The highly successful, easy-to-use service will feature local favourite restaurants such as Pipes Burger, Mexico, Pomidorissimo, Tabla and Salobie Bia.
One of Europe’s most successful food delivery startups, Wolt, launches in Tbilisi today. The Apple-awarded service is the first of its kind in Georgia: it offers customers a platform for discovering and getting premium food delivered to their door.
“I don’t think there’s a place on earth that values great food as much as Georgians do” says Natalia Khizanishvili. “It’s very exciting to bring an app to a market where people care so much about food. We want to revolutionise how people experience food in Tbilisi”.
As the user opens the iPhone or Android app or goes to Wolt.com, they see a list of popular nearby restaurants as well as individual dishes and special offers based on personalised recommendations.
Wolt aims to partner with restaurants that are of top quality and loved by locals. Trendy new concepts and popular spots like Strada, Pipes Burger, Mexico, Tabla and Salobie Bia are all in from the get-go. Wolt is starting with 26 restaurants that are local favourites and new restaurants will be added on a daily basis.
Wolt delivers the food with bicycles, scooters and cars. The average delivery will take 30–45 minutes, including food preparation time. Meals are delivered in heating bags keeping them warm. The delivery fee is 2,5 GEL for orders less than 1,5 km and for orders more than 1,5 km there is a 0,25 GEL distance fee per every 500 meters in straight line distance. Wolt is starting with a delivery area in downtown Tbilisi and planning expand to the whole Tbilisi soon.
The Georgia launch widens Wolt’s presence in Europe: having started in Finland, and expanded to Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway and soon in Hungary and Czechia, the app currently has more than 800,000 registered users and partners with more than 1 700 restaurants and 2 000 couriers.
To use Wolt, download the app, pick your favourite restaurant, discover and build your favourite dish, order for home-delivery, pick up or eat-in, enter your details, and get real-time updates as your food gets ready to go.
Wolt is a Series A startup with €15 million in funding. Backers include EQT Ventures, Kees Koolen (ex-CEO Booking.com), Niklas Zennström (Skype), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), and Risto Siilasmaa (Nokia), Inventure, Lifeline Ventures, Pii Ketvel, Supercell co-founder Visa Forsten and Poju Zabludowicz.
Founded in 2014 in Finland, Wolt has expanded to 7 countries and 22 cities to date. Wolt CEO Miki Kuusi led the startup conference Slush from 300 to 15 000 visitors and was recently chosen on the Forbes 30-under-30 list on consumer tech. Wolt’s Head of Product Elias Pietilä is the first Apple Design Award winner in the Nordics.
26 restaurants are on wolt:
1. Pipes Burger
3. Salobie Bia
4. Burger House
5. Ground 84
6. Tuk Tuk
10. Gemrieli Cafe
11. El Maridaje
14. Sakhachapure Nomeri 1
18. Fire Wok
24. Sma Bar
26. Indian Express
How to use Wolt
1. Download the Wolt app for iPhone or Android or order at Wolt.com.
2. Pick your favourite from 26 restaurants.
3. Build your order and choose if you want it home-delivered, pick it up yourself or eat at the table.
4. If you order delivery, you’ll get minute-by-minute updates on your orders progress
and even see it approach you on a map
5. The payment happens automatically in the background through your card and
receipts go straight to your email.