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Burnaby's biggest Asian food app nominated as top business

Burnaby Board of Trade excellence award finalists announced
Randy Wu (left) and Feng Yaofei, founders of Fantuan, have based their company out of Burnaby. (via Chris Campbell/Burnaby Now)

The Burnaby Board of Trade announced the finalists for each of the 9 categories of the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (BBEAs).

Up for business of the year is Fantuan, one of North America’s largest food delivery apps that was founded right here in Burnaby. The app specializes in Asian food deliveries, but has also unveiled a new English version.

Fantuan says it grew by nearly 400% last year, and is seeing enormous demand across Canada and the United States.

“Throughout the pandemic, Fantuan has offered lower commissions, higher pay, and more opportunities to people affected by the pandemic (especially at-risk minority groups whose jobs were negatively impacted),” the company said in a statement.

Fantuan is now also adding more non-Asian options to the app, including Mexican food, pizza, burgers and sandwiches, fried chicken, and barbecue favourites.

The BBEAs are a joint program of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade, and represent an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our business community.

On Nov. 3, the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will be returning with a safe, in-person Awards Luncheon event!

Nine awards will be handed out live during this special event which will also feature an interactive walk-through reception, an expertly-prepared 3-course luncheon, and the long-overdue opportunity to reconnect with fellow professionals, leaders and contacts. 

Help us bring our business community together again and celebrate the best of Burnaby business on November 3rd! Register Now - Tickets are limited!

Here are the finalists.

Business of the Year

For a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.


Burnaby Community Spirit

For a business having demonstrated outstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and for the strong support of local service agencies and Not-For-Profit organizations.


Business Innovation

For ingenuity and innovation in product design, marketing, science, technology, productivity, commercialization, business planning, employee training and other business activities.  


Environmental Sustainability

For a business that has made protecting, sustaining and enhancing natural resources an integral part of their business plan by adopting strategies and activities that reduce energy and materials consumption and/or eliminates waste and pollution.


Entrepreneurial Spirit

For having demonstrated a highly entrepreneurial approach to launching a new business or a new initiative within an existing business with significant results in key business metrics.


Healthy Workplace

For a business that has recognized the value of employee health and wellness and has created a workplace and culture which supports employees in their efforts to achieve work-life balance and to maintain and improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being.


Not for Profit Organization of the Year

For a Not-For-Profit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Burnaby community and its citizens, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work and play.


Business of the Year (up to 50 employees)

For a Burnaby business employing up to 50 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.

Business Person of the Year

For a local businessperson who, through their personal vision, expertise, dedication and performance, is an outstanding role model for business development and excellence.




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