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‘Took 20 hours of Zoom name to…’: Zomato CEO on how he fastened ‘Pure Veg’ controversy

‘Took 20 hours of Zoom name to…’: Zomato CEO on how he fastened ‘Pure Veg’ controversy


Zomato’s CEO Deepinder Goyal revealed that the corporate’s high group engaged in a marathon Zoom name lasting over 20 hours to handle the numerous controversy surrounding its announcement of a ‘pure veg’ meals supply service, as reported by NDTV.

When requested about his message to aspiring people in India, CEO Deepinder Goyal emphasised that no matter one’s birthplace or background, success is attainable with willpower and onerous work.

He mentioned, “I come from a really small city in Punjab. The one message is regardless of the place you’re born, it doesn’t matter what background you come from, you’ll be able to really make it.”

Goyal was questioned in regards to the current controversy surrounding Zomato’s introduction of a ‘pure veg’ meals supply service. This service includes partnering with eating places serving solely vegetarian meals and making certain that supply companions completely deal with vegetarian meals packets. Initially, Zomato had additionally proposed a particular inexperienced uniform for these ‘pure veg’ supply companions.

The announcement sparked controversy on social media, with numerous issues raised. Some criticized it as resembling modern-day casteism, whereas others highlighted sensible points. Issues had been voiced about potential confusion attributable to totally different coloration schemes for vegetarian and non-vegetarian orders. 

There have been additionally worries that tenants may face scrutiny from landlords about their dietary preferences, and residential complexes with predominantly vegetarian residents may prohibit entry to Zomato companions carrying crimson uniforms on sure days.

Following the backlash, Goyal and his group acted rapidly and determined to desert the separate uniform thought. As an alternative, Zomato will introduce a “pure veg” fleet, clearly indicated on the app for purchasers selecting this feature. Nevertheless, all supply companions will nonetheless put on the usual crimson uniform.

Whereas thanking the social media for the suggestions, Zomato CEO wrote, “You made us perceive the unintended penalties of this rollout. All of the love, and all of the brickbats had been all so helpful – and helped us get to this optimum level. We’re all the time listening, with out pointless ego, or satisfaction.”

In a dialog with NDTV,, Goyal revealed that the choice to introduce the ‘pure veg’ fleet stemmed from a complete survey performed to gauge buyer preferences and improve Zomato’s service.

“The way in which we grew up, we do not know the meanings of those phrases, what’s the historic context and none of our group (members) know this. We’re detached to this. I believe that is the purest type of letting go of any casteism, any faith, any biases. We went on and did the change. However once we acquired the suggestions, we really understood. And we had been on a Zoom name for the following 20 hours, simply making an attempt to repair something that we wanted to repair,” he added.

In his social media posts, Goyal emphasised that the ‘pure veg’ service caters solely to dietary preferences, no matter a person’s faith or caste.

“Please word that this Pure Veg Mode, or the Pure Veg Fleet would not serve or alienate any non secular, or political desire,” he had mentioned.

In a light-hearted second, when inquired if Goyal had ever ordered meals via Swiggy, Zomato’s major competitor within the meals supply aggregator business. “By no means,” he replied with a smile.



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