China’s largest restaurant food delivery platform has released a report on the country’s dining delivery trends, providing not only information on the technology and stats behind the platform but crucial data-led insight into changing Chinese dining habits and the catering industry as a whole.

Meituan-Dianping has revealed that it now processes 13 million orders a day, but despite the ubiquitous delivery bikes plying the streets of China’s cities large and small, only 4% of restaurant food is delivered.

Meituan-Dianping offers apps that let users order food to their homes or desk with a few simple taps and pay through their phones. The company has 6.5 million restaurants in its database and 260 million active users; it has recently broken the 13 million orders a day mark, coming to RMB 555 million daily in gross merchandise value.

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Frank Hersey is a Beijing-based tech reporter who's been coming to China since 2001. He tries to go beyond the headlines to explain the context and impact of developments in China's tech sector. Get in...