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Chinese food-delivery service Sherpa’s cracks 1000-restaurant threshold

Chinese food-delivery service Sherpa’s, which targets expats, says it is now delivering several thousand meals a day in the three mainland markets in which it operates, from more than 1000 eateries.

Sherpa’s, was launched in 1999, using a fleet of couriers in homemade uniforms delivering meals by bicycle. Now it is active in Shanghai, Beijing, and Suzhou.

The company grew by selecting only quality restaurants, sending taste testers to every potential partner before agreeing to work with them to give customers peace of mind the food would be of good quality. After accepting a restaurant, Sherpa’s uses native English speakers to clarify and proofread the menus, so customers know exactly what they’re going to get.

The company is marking its ninth anniversary by launching a Global Foodie Gourmet Festival from September 1 through 17 selecting several hundred restaurants known for authentic cuisine from different countries. Participants include Element Fresh, Pizza Marzano, The Cheesecake Factory, Moka Bros, Hatsune, Gung Ho! Pizza, Ganges Indian Restaurant, Lotus Land Indian Restaurant, Kebabs On the Grille Indian Restaurant, Taco Bell, Al’s Diner & Gracie’s Ice Cream and The Camel Sports Bar.

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