Alibaba’s lifestyle app Koubei is testing an online restaurant menu function (in Chinese) at a chain tea shop and a fast food store in Wuxi City.

The new feature offers two different kinds of services. Customers dining in at the restaurant can place orders on Koubei app when they are waiting in the line or before they arrive at the restaurant. Those who want to take out can place orders online first and claim their food on-site with a pre-order number.

The company says that the service will be available in more cities next month. In addition to tea shops, restaurants will be the main target clients of this function, the firm added.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.