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FounderNevzat Aydin, Melih Ödemiş, Cem Nufusi, Gökhan Akan
Key people
Nevzat Aydın (CEO)
ProductsOnline food delivery
OwnerDelivery Hero

Yemeksepeti (literally, 'food basket') is an online food delivery company.[1] Yemeksepeti currently operates in 70 cities in Turkey and in Cyprus, with more than 35,000 member restaurants, 18 million users, and 520,000 daily orders.[2]

Its restaurant network includes global and domestic brands like Burger King, Domino's Pizza, McDonald's, Komagene Etsiz Çiğ Köfte, KFC, Popeyes, Little Caesars Pizza, Pizza Bulls, Papa John's Pizza, Subway, Pizza Lazza, Pizza Hut, Terra Pizza - Pizza Pizza, Oses Çiğ Köfte, Etiler Marmaris, Hot Döner, Öncü Döner, Pasaport Pizza, Saray Muhallebicisi 1935 and Pizza Locale.[citation needed]

Yemeksepeti takes orders via iPhone, Android, mobile web and website.[citation needed]

In May 2015, Yemeksepeti joined Delivery Hero, leading[citation needed] online food ordering platform, with the greatest valuation of Turkish internet history.[clarify][citation needed]

Yemeksepeti also has Yemeksepeti Vale service, which allows ordering from restaurants that do not normally do take away. With Yemeksepeti providing its own courrier service restaurants do not have to invest in a business other than their own expertise.[citation needed]

History[edit] was founded in the year 2001 by Nevzat Aydin, Melih Odemis, Cem Nufusi and Gokhan Akan, and reached 1,000 daily orders for the first time in 2004. This number increased to 10,000 in 2008. In the same year, the company had its first round of investment and agreed to be partners with European Founders Fund.[citation needed]

Yemeksepeti entered the GCC region by launching out in the United Arab Emirates in 2009, starting in Dubai and expanding to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the same year. Before the acquisition by Delivery Hero in 2015, Yemeksepeti was active in ten countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, [[Jordan], Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.[citation needed]

In 2012, Yemeksepeti announced a USD 44 million investment led by global growth investor General Atlantic (GA), which acquired a minority stake in the company.[3] Yemeksepeti represented GA's first investment in Turkey. Yemeksepeti increased the daily number of orders to 50,000 the same year.[citation needed]

Yemeksepeti activated online credit card feature[clarify] in 2013. Food culture platform was aired by the company in the following year, with the goal of “becoming the most comprehensive internet channel about food in Turkey”.

In May 2015 Yemeksepeti was acquired by the German-based Delivery Hero. It is the biggest internet acquisition of the Region.[citation needed]


In April 2019, Yemeksepeti launched the online market shopping service with the Banabi sub-brand. Banabi operates in 24 cities and delivers over 2,800 products to users in about 15 minutes.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "World's largest takeaway website launches in Dubai".
  2. ^ "Yemeksepeti 2019'un Lezzet Ajandasını Tuttu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  3. ^ "General Atlantic leads $44m round in". Unquote. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

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