After QSR chain, McDonald’s collaboration with Paytm to serve burgers to healthcare workers in Mumbai, Pizza Hut and KFCIndia have also joined the initiative in partnership. Both fast food chains are owned by YUM! brands. Pizza Hut and KFC India will jointly work towards COVID-19 relief initiatives in India by providing fresh and hygienic meals to medical and frontline staff at government hospitals across cities in India over the next few weeks. The service has already started in Pune, Bengaluru & Hyderabad wherein several hundred safe and freshly prepared meals are being provided to the hospital staff daily.
Pizza Hut and KFC India have taken end-to-end responsibility of sourcing raw material, preparing meals and delivering meals directly to the hospitals every day. The brands have also been working in a similar way with on-ground authorities in a few cities to provide fresh and hygienic food to the frontline workers.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, both fast food chains added several WHO-recommended safety and hygiene measures to the existing stringent policies.The highest level of food safety and well-being of employees and customers is being ensured via steps such as thermal screening, mandatory use of face masks and gloves, thorough cleaning of FSSAI approved ingredients, and disinfecting all kitchen surfaces, food packing boxes, delivery bags and bikes.
The brands are also following an end-to-end Contact-less Delivery process, wherein a pre-paid order can be placed on their app, website or mobile site. The cooked food is then packed right from the oven/kitchen into the disinfected food boxes without any human touch. Thereafter, the delivery executive keeps the order on a clean surface at the customer’s doorstep and waits at a distance to make sure that the order reaches them safely.