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More than delivery: How the Burnaby-based Fantuan app is serving cultural connections


Fantuan’s story is about its tremendous tech success, but also its cultural impact. (Fantuan/ Supplied)

This article is a collaboration with the Vancouver Tech Journal. Read their coverage here.

When you think of food delivery apps, Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, or DoorDash usually come to mind, but does Fantuan ring a bell?

The Burnaby-based app is making a global impact with its focus on delivering customers homestyle Chinese food and authentic Asian cuisine.

Fantuan’s story is about its tremendous tech success, but also its cultural impact. And the path the app’s founders took is quite different from the industry giants.


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App tailored to delivering authentic Asian food launches in D-FW area

Chowbus, an app that focuses on delivering authentic Asian food, has launced in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Owner of Hunan Bistro in Plano said he signed up quickly.

DALLAS — Hunan Bistro in Plano has been open for more than two years. But over the last 12 months, the owner, Martin He, said it’s been tough due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An app delivering authentic Asian food to doorsteps across North Texas hopes to change that and boost Asian businesses.

He said that business dropped around 30% at one point. That’s why in early-March when Chowbus launched in the Dallas-Fort

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Asian Food Delivery App Chowbus Arrives in Dallas, Texas

Chowbus Launches In Dallas,TX

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The Chowbus app connects Dallas residents with local hidden gems to discover authentic Asian food

DALLAS, March 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chowbus, a food-delivery platform connecting food lovers with high-quality, authentic Asian food and empowering local restaurants and stores to grow their business, today announced that its food-delivery services are available in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas residents can now use the Chowbus app to order delivery from 30+ local, independent Asian restaurants in the Dallas region including Hunan Bistro, Fat Ni BBQ, Yin Tang Spicy Hot Pot, Meet Fresh, and Mifen Prince. Delivery is available

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New app Chowbus will deliver Asian food in Dallas, Plano, Richardson and other burbs

The food delivery service Chowbus has launched in Dallas and its suburbs.

The company can currently deliver food from 40 independently owned Asian restaurants in Dallas, Plano, Carrollton and Richardson. The restaurants on the list so far are heavy in the Plano area. They include Dosanko Ramen (inside Mitsuwa Marketplace) in Plano, Imperial Cuisine in Plano, Royal Sichuan in Richardson, Taste of Chengdu in Carrollton and Fat Ni BBQ in Carrollton and Plano.

Dessert shops such as Beard Papa’s and Mango Mango Dessert and the drink shop Zero Degrees are also on the delivery list.

Chowbus was created by a

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