PH food delivery service, owned by an overseas-based Filipino

  • A new food delivery service in the Philippines was founded by a Filipino currently living in Australia
  • This delivery service app was launched during the time of pandemic
  • Joseph Ronald Calara is the founder of the app and he worked together with his classmate from college and their respective wives

An overseas Filipino Joseph Ronald Calara, the founder of the new PH-based food delivery service, is not a newbie to business ventures. Amid the pandemic he still bravely came up with another bright idea which befits the situation.

Joseph Ronald Calara
Photo credit: Joseph Ronald Calara / GMA News

Calara is a 38-year-old Filipino who is currently residing in Melbourne, Australia.

Before moving to Australia with his wife, Calara lived in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and founded restaurants with strong focus on Asian food culture particularly Filipino culture. Among these were a restaurant offering boodle fight experience and another that serves unlimited rice.

In his interview with GMA News, Calara mentioned that they decided to build the delivery app to help many Filipinos during the pandemic. He also said that this is a different venture compared with their previous businesses. However, they were not afraid to take the risk.

Calara further quoted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with his saying, “the biggest risk is not taking any risk.

Joseph Ronald Calara
Photo credit: Joseph Ronald Calara / GMA News

Calara further shared that their app is focused on on-demand food delivery and operates in the southern part of Luzon: Muntinlupa, San Pedro, Binan, Cabuyao, Sta. Rosa, Calamba, GMA, Carmona, Dasmarinas, and Bacoor. They are in partnership with more than 300 restaurants at the south.

He is the CEO and his wife is also a part of this start up business and serves as the CPO. Meanwhile, Calara’s classmate in college – who is the co-founder and is the COO of the business, is in charge of the operations together with his wife. They are currently living in the Philippines.

Come to think of it; through their new business they gave a lot of people the chance to earn as delivery riders as everyone tries to cope during these trying times.

Sources: GMA News