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Uber launches food delivery app to challenge GrubHub-Seamless

by Jacob Kleinman | March 15, 2016March 15, 2016 8:00 pm PST

Uber isn’t just in the car service business. The company’s used its fleet of drivers to deliver everything from puppies to ice cream. Now the firm is spinning one its most popular services, food delivery, into a standalone app.

The same service was previously available as an option inside the main Uber app. However, that version of UberEats only offered a short list of pre-selected meals. The official app includes access to full menus from hundreds of different restaurants. You can also pick from one of the company’s curated options for a quicker delivery time. Once you place an order, you can watch your food being delivered using the in-app map.

UberEats is getting a limited rollout to start. It’s available now in Chicago, Houston, LA and San Francisco and Toronto, where the app first launched earlier this year. The service should be available in New York, Seattle, DC, Atlanta, Austin and Dallas in the near future, along with Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.

UberEats sounds a lot like Seamless and GrubHub, just with a few extra perks. We also have a feeling Uber won’t offer access to as many restaurants as its competitors, at least not to start.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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