In April 2015 Uber started offering UberEATS, a food delivery service in New York City.
With the service, you could have lunch delivered from a few select restaurants each day. A small menu with one item per restaurant is available and the menu changes daily.
While I haven’t had the chance to try out UberEATS, Uber does seem to offer food from some very good restaurants.
Soon Uber will be changing and expanding how UberEATS works.
Starting in March, UberEATS will launch as a stand-alone food delivery app.
It will start off in a bunch of larger U.S. cities:
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Grub Street mentions that Uber has been “expanding a service the company has been tinkering with to serve as a competitor to GrubHub and DoorDash“.
The article mentions that the expanded service will work similarly to how it currently does in Toronto. The service runs from 10am- 10pm. Customers can order from over 100 restaurants.
When an order is placed, they “cycle through Uber HQ, which notifies the closest UberEATS driver, though in cities like New York, there’s a very important question about how the driver will ever park his vehicle,” according to Grub Street.
All Uber drivers won’t have to do UberEATS. They’ll need to opt-in if they’d like to participate. A $5 delivery fee will be added on and the driver gets a cut of it. There will also be an option similar to UberPOOL. This option will only cost $1 and your food will be delivered with other customer’s orders close by.
Have any of you given UberEATS a try? If so, did you find the service to be useful?
Find out more from Grub Street here.