Uber formally expands UberEats, a food delivery service

Uber has expanded its UberEats business into a standalone app, with the view of becoming a major food delivery service in US cities.

If you already use Uber to navigate your way around your surroundings, you could soon be using UberEats to sate your appetite.
Uber has confirmed plans to launch a standalone app for its UberEats food delivery service, which will launch in several major US cities.
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The UberEats app will allow consumers to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered by an Uber driver.
“We’re very excited to work with cities’ favorite restaurants for a delicious, local experience every time” an Uber spokesperson confirmed.
The service will first become available in the cities of, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin and Seattle.
Uber has previously experimented with an ice-cream delivery service, and at AfricaCom 2015, Uber SA general manager Alon Lits drew reference to the planned expansion of the service in his address.
Uber is expected to charge its users a delivery fee of approximately $5 USD.
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