UberEats Launches in Ten Cities


New York, along with 9 other major American cities, can soon benefit from Uber’s extensive network of drivers to satisfy their lunchtime munchies in record time. The company is finally launching UberEats, which they hope will ultimately compete with Grubhub and Seamless, although their existing ten-minute lunch delivery still has a very small user base. New York, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. should all be able to use UberEats by March.

Drivers will be able to opt in to or out of the new program if they prefer not to mix hot foods and New York gridlock, but Uber is charging a flat delivery fee of $5 to encourage more drivers to participate. And true to the sharing-economy, there will also be an UberPool version which allows users to pay only $1 and have their food delivered with other orders in the area. With more and more food delivery companies joining the fray, each will have to work harder to stand out – the promised shorter delivery times Uber offers could go a long way towards doing that, especially with Grubhub and Seamless averaging over 45 minutes.

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