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Delivery workers from Deliveroo and Foodpanda park in Wan Chai. Photo: SCMP/ Felix Wong
Hong Kong takeaway apps Deliveroo and Foodpanda vowed to take action against customers requesting their orders not be delivered by South Asian drivers.
Deliveroo on Friday confirmed that a customer’s account had been deactivated over “inappropriate and wholly unacceptable delivery notes”, while rival company Foodpanda was investigating allegations of similar racist messages on its app.
“We believe in mutual respect between customers and riders; abusive behaviour is unacceptable,” Deliveroo said in a statement. “There is no place in our society for this deeply offensive behaviour.”