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Kanakol is an app to view menus of AI sug­gested restau­rants and pre-or­der food for dine-in and take­away. Founded by Hamza Laalj, it pro­vides one plat­form for the en­tire din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The app aims to min­i­mize time wasted on look­ing and wait­ing for food. Users can browse what and where to eat, and pre-or­der, al­low­ing them to spend more time en­joy­ing the food and less time wait­ing. To use Kanakol, peo­ple can down­load the app avail­able on both Ap­ple and Play stores. Next, they are sug­gested se­lected restau­rants and can browse menus with pho­tos and prices of dishes. Once they add pre­ferred items to their cart, they can choose the time they’re go­ing to the restau­rant and pre-or­der. Kanakol is cur­rently only op­er­at­ing in Morocco, but is plan­ning to ex­pand to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Casablanca, Ra­bat, Mar­rakech and Tang­ier in the near fu­ture.

Kanakol is self-funded with $10,000 from fam­ily and friends. So far, it sup­ports 25 restau­rants, and is adding new ones ev­ery two weeks. It cur­rently has 6000 users, all from Tang­ier, Morocco, where the app is op­er­at­ing. Kanakol’s re­gional com­peti­tor is the Food app Zo­mato. How­ever, while Zo­mato al­lows users to browse menus and rate, Kanakol has an added fea­ture which al­lows users to pre-or­der meals be­fore go­ing into a restau­rant. An­other fea­ture that sets Kanakol apart from its com­peti­tors is that it pro­vides a di­rect photo for ev­ery item in the menu, so users can see ex­actly what their or­der will look like. Coun­try: Morocco Launched: 2016 Cat­e­gory: Food Pre-or­der

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