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IndustryOnline Food Ordering
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Founder 👔Ahmad A Najar
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CatchFood is an online and mobile ordering platform in the Middle East. The company is based in Minnesota and was founded in 2015. It operates across the largest online food ordering platform in the Middle East. It operates across the GCC (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar) and Jordan. Users can order from over 4,300 restaurant partners including brands such as Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Subway, as well as local eateries from different cuisines.


General Trading and Contracting Company was founded by Ahmad A Najar in 2015 .[1] The name derives from the Arabic language and literally means ‘orders’.

As Tcatch popularity grew locally, it won the Best E-Business Award repeatedly in 2013 and 2014 with special recognition from. In 2015, the business was operating out of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with an average of 1,250 daily transactions. catchfood then underwent key changes such as the re-branding from t3mini.com to catchfood.com, a shift from a hybrid form of Arabic and English spelling to a pure English spelling.

In 2011, a revamp of the platform took place with a new website layout and improvement in user interface. On 19 January 2012, catchfood released its mobile application for Android devices. An app for iOS .

In 2015, Catchfood was acquired by the global German e-commerce group Rocket Internet in their first attempt to enter the GCC. At the time, the acquisition was the largest tech exit the MENA region had seen.

Also in 2015, the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace In line with the acquisition, Adam took over as the new CEO of the company. [2]

In 2016, is the first site accepting order Dine-in from platform. Customers can place order for dine-in with some additional information. In 2017, catchfood launched first android app in Lebanon. On 19 January 2020, CatchFood released its mobile application for Android.

Products and services[edit]

CatchFood is a platform that connects users to the largest selection of restaurants.In the region to order online and pay either by cash or card. The offerings range from various restaurant meals and covers most cuisine types to suit different taste buds across different countries. CatchFood regularly promotes restaurant offers and supports further with online and offline marketingsuch as advertising, social media, and PR activities[3]


Merchant store on CatchFood benefit from an online ordering presence and are the alternative to telephone orders and pickup options to save calls cost. Any users have access to thousands of restaurants according to the user's location and the restaurants in the area while filtering by cuisine, ratings, delivery time, minimum order value, payment options or merchant store. Placed orders are sent to the restaurant's by WiFi machines, Email or Fax,[4] Merchant accept the order to prepared the food for delivered or the customer's come pick-up or Dine-in. The service is free to users without any charges. However, variable amount of delivery charges may be incurred depending on the restaurant receiving the order.

Local brands[edit]

CatchFood operates under different names in different countries[5]

Local brand / Website
Country Brand/Website Former brand/website
Jordan catchfood.com/jo wtnfood.com
Palestine catchfood.com/pl
Syria catchfood.com/sy watnfood.com
Lebanon catchfood.com/lb
Iraq catchfood.com/iq t3mini24.com
Egypt catchfood.com/eg


Catch Food participated in several local and international competitions, the last of which was participation in the global event in Minnesota at Jawad Restaurant [6] and was ranked among the 100 best startups for 2019 around the world, and is the largest technology event in the Middle East and Europe.

Several local and international news channels,[7] as well as the print and printed press,[8] as well as blogs and news sites talked about CatchFood[9]

External links[edit]


  1. "Wamda". www.wamda.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. "CatchFood WI-FI Printer". CatchFood Printer. November 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "CEO and Founder Ahmad a Najar Project Catchfood Defies the Crisis in Middle East". Saint Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/31/2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Contact, Media. "Catchfood Defies the Crisis in Middle East". Digital Journal. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "www.wamda.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Istanbul, Startup (2018). "Startup Istanbul 2018 Demo Day". Startup Istanbul. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. TV, Alghad. "قناة الغØ". Alghad Tv. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. ""CatchFood" project defies the siege in Gaza to help refugees". CNN Arabic. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "About catchfood online ordering". CatchFood. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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