Uber doubles down on food delivery

uber phone car hand

Ride-sharing juggernaut Uber this week shared that it’s diving deeper into food-delivery with the debut of a standalone UberEATS app.

The app, currently available in Toronto only, expands on previous iterations of UberEATS—offering food from a larger range of restaurants as well as extended delivery hours, and incorporating an Instant Delivery option that promises customers lunch delivery in as few as 10 minutes.

Uber this year introduced UberEATS as a feature of its mainstay ride-sharing app, later rolling out the option to a number of cities, including Chicago, New York City and Austin, Texas. 

Members help make our journalism possible. Become a Restaurant Business member today and unlock exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to all of our content. Sign up here.


Exclusive Content


Trend or fad? These restaurant currents could go either way

Reality Check: A number of ripples were evident in the business during the first half of the year. The question is, do they have staying power?


Starbucks' value offer is a bad idea

The Bottom Line: It’s not entirely clear that price is the reason Starbucks is losing traffic. If it isn’t, the company’s new value offer could backfire.


Struggling I Heart Mac and Cheese franchisees push back against their franchisor

Operators say most of them aren't making money and want a break on their royalties. But they also complain about receiving expired cheese from closed stores. "Don't send us moldy product."


More from our partners