Uber has launched the food delivery service – UberEats in Delhi-NCR. Initially, the service will start from Gurugram and later on, it will be rolled out to other cities across Delhi-NCR. Back in May 2017, the service was first launched in Mumbai. For your information, UBerEATS was launched in the U.S. last year after piloting it in Los Angeles as UberFRESH back in 2014. Currently, the service UberEats is live in 79 cities across 26 countries worldwide. UberEATS competes with FoodPanda, Swiggy, Zomato and more that offer online food delivery service.
The company has partnered with 300 restaurants and says that the reason they choose Gurugram is that because of its high-density office and residential complexes. The UberEATS app is a separate app and people use this to request a cab ride and has been built specifically to make food delivery as seamless as possible.
Uber will charge a delivery fee of Rs. 15, inclusive taxes and there is no minimum order value. The food prices are set by restaurant partners according to their menu. In case if you do not know, Uber is a ride-sharing business while UberEats will run as a parallel business where food deliveries will be carried out by two wheelers “partners” instead of taxis.
Commenting on the launch, Bhavik Rathod, Head of UberEATS India, said:
“UberEATS has received an overwhelming response from Mumbaikars and we recently expanded operations to serve the entire city. As a step further in our global expansion strategy, we aim to open up the diverse range of culinary experiences and cuisines to Delhiites at the push of a button. Our goal is to offer people what they want to eat, when they want to eat, in the quickest time possible. The ease and reliability of Uber’s technology are making this a reality.”
Faiz Abdulla, General Manager for UberEATS Delhi, said:
“Delhi, well known for its love for North Indian and international cuisines, has a vibrant food culture, and UberEATS will offer Delhiites an effortless way to order food. We are excited about going live in Gurugram today and aim to expand the service area to New Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region soon.”