Uber is expanding its services and now offers people the option to have food delivered right on their doorsteps. The food-delivery service called UberEats has launched in Phoenix, Arizona. So, if you don’t want to go out and eat at local eateries use the launched app to bring you a meal while you relax at home.
The UberEats app is free for iOS and Android devices. An interesting thing about the app is that it seems to be focusing on local eateries rather than famous chains. The company has partnered with various restaurants to ensure users get the best food menu possible in Arizona. The restaurants include Sweet Republic, Tacos Chiwas, The Gladly, The Clever Koi, The Larder + The Delta, and the Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour from Phoenix. From Tempe users can choose from The Dhaba, and the Four Peaks Brewing Company. While Bink’s Kitchen + Bar is included from Scottsdale.
The general manager of Uber, Sarah Groen, shared her excitement regarding the launch of the app. She praised Phoenix for having an impressive reputation when it comes to emerging chefs and evolving technology companies. She also noted that Phoenix was one of the first cities to get Uber and thus, launching the app there made sense.
Using the app is easy. Just enter the address where the food needs to be delivered and the app will list available restaurants for the said location. Select the food items from the menu, pay for the order through a stored credit card (no need to pay an additional tip), and when the order is ready the nearest Uber driver will be notified and bring the food to you.
The official UberEats website says that 35 minutes is the average time for the food to be delivered. People who already have an Uber account can use the same information instead of making a new account to operate the app.
In order promote the launch of UberEats users won’t have to pay for any delivery charges. The free-delivery will continue for a few weeks. Once the promotional free period is over the company will start charging a flat rate of $3.99 regardless of the distance traveled or the size of the order.
Currently the app is only able to deliver to central and downtown Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, and South Scottsdale up to Shea Boulevard. The areas where the service can deliver will be expanded with time. Users can use the app to place orders from 8AM to midnight, but fewer options will be available early morning and after 10PM.
What are your thoughts regarding UberEats launching in Phoenix? Have you used it yet?