Foodora Leaves Australia

Too lazy to leave the house for food? Your options are getting narrower – Foodora is leaving the Australian market.

In a statement released on Thursday, the food delivery company said it will “cease operations in response to a shift in focus towards other markets where the company currently sees a higher potential for growth.”

Foodora still has to defend against two lawsuits relating to unfair dismissal of delivery riders and sham contracting.

Transport Workers Union’s national secretary Tony Sheldon suggested Foodora’s exit was to avoid addressing its underpayment issue with the workers. “Foodora would rather pull out of Australia and leave thousands of riders without work rather than pay them the millions of dollars they owe,” Sheldon told the ABC.

“Ever since they arrived in Australia, Foodora, like other food delivery companies, has denied its riders fair rates, superannuation, workers compensation, annual leave, the right to collectively bargain and even forces them to work shifts for no pay at all.”

Singapore’s Hawker Chan is Coming to Melbourne

The famous Singaporean food stall Hawker Chan is coming to Melbourne in October.

Hawker Chan is the brainchild of chef Chan Hon Meng, whose Hong Kong-style street food was awarded a Michelin star in 2016. Meng has partnered with Hersing Culinary group to create branches of quick-service restaurants in numerous countries, including Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia.

The Melbourne branch will be a 100-seater at Lonsdale Street, featuring an almost identical menu to the original stall in Singapore such as soy chicken, char siu, rice and noodles. Meng will also fly out to Australia for the opening night.

Sources: GoodFood, Delicious