It was indeed a happy new beginning for food aggregator Swiggy. It broke its previous record of 5500 orders and set a new record. It is said to have received 9500 orders in one minute on New Year’s eve, which was December 31st night.
While just about everyone is hooked to Swiggy, December 31st night is a special occasion for everyone. Those who do not like pub-hopping or bringing in the New Year in a club would love to sit at home and order food. It is also convenient for those having home get-togethers. Also, who wouldn’t love piping hot biryani on a cold night?
So the orders on Swiggy soared to 9500, and Zomato stood at 7100. Incidentally, Bengaluru recorded the highest number of orders in the country, followed by Hyderabad. The restaurants got busy right from the evening of December 31, and the orders continued till wee hours as restaurants accepted orders till 2 and 3 am.
Swiggy delivered on New Year’s eve for the first time in 2014 and has been topping the game since then. Back then, it got one order every three minutes, and now six years later, Swiggy broke a record, shares Swiggy CEO Sriharsha.
As for smaller cities, Visakhapatnam saw 190 orders in one minute.