Bolt Food has launched its food delivery services in Johannesburg, giving the city’s residents access to food deliveries from more than 300 restaurants and fast-food outlets. 

This follows the success of Bolt Food in Cape Town, where more than 800 restaurants have been added to the food app since it launched in April 2020. 

“We piloted Bolt Food in Cape Town last year, with outstanding results,” says James Townsend-Rose, Country Manager for Bolt Food in South Africa. 

“Restaurants and their customers welcomed Bolt Food’s affordable prices and quick deliveries, and we are excited to bring this solution to Johannesburg, and to other South African cities in the coming months.” 

Bolt Food will deliver Joburg customers’ orders from a wide range of restaurants and fast-food outlets, including Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway, Andiccio’s, Del Forno and many others. 

The service is currently available from Bryanston in the north to Braamfontein in the heart of the city and will expand across the city as more restaurants join the platform.

Food delivery fees will not be charged for orders where the distance between the food outlet and the delivery destination is less than 4.5 kilometres for the launch period. Bolt Food will offer competitive discounts of up to 50% on food orders from selected restaurants within that period too. 

What’s more, Absa customers can get up to 30% cashback on their Bolt Food orders paid for with qualifying cards – making Bolt Food even more appealing. 

They’re among the millions of South Africans who already know, trust, and love the Bolt brand, and who can now turn to Bolt Food for their food orders from restaurants listed on the platform to be delivered quickly and affordably. 

Food couriers that use Bolt Food to deliver restaurants’ food to their customers also benefit from the Johannesburg launch, with each of them being empowered to own and build their own micro-business. 

Drivers earn a standard fee and payments for time and mileage for completing each delivery and can choose the hours and locations to offer their service.