New Delhi, 28th August 2023: Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, recently celebrated a major milestone in its journey with over 50,000 restaurants now live for placing online orders on the Open Network, across 172 cities in the country.

Number of restaurants on the Open Network shot up from 500 in February 2023 to 50,000 in August 2023, depicting exponential growth. From the very first restaurant that came on board in May 2022 and the first order placed on 30th Sep 2022, ONDC has made record-setting progress within a short time, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing online food delivery.

The Seller Network Participants (NPs) are central to this achievement and have played a pivotal role in onboarding restaurants and driving the growth of F&B category on ONDC Network. These Participants include Magicpin, uEngage, Bitsila, EkSecond, Growth Falcons, Mystore, nStore, and eSamudaay. ONDC aims to double the restaurant count by the end of 2023.

“This remarkable milestone is a testament to our team’s dedication and the invaluable support of our NPs. What started with our first order in Sept’ 22, the Network has onboarded over 50,000 restaurants till now! As we continue to grow and expand, we are excited about the future of online food delivery in the all-new no-barrier ecommerce ecosystem and our role in shaping it,” said T Koshy, MD and CEO at ONDC.