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Uber Eats
Subsidiary
IndustryOnline food ordering
FoundedAugust 2014; 4 years ago (2014-08)
FoundersTravis Kalanick, Garrett Camp
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people
Dara Khosrowshahi (CEO)[1]
ParentUber
Websiteubereats.com

Uber Eats (previously stylized as UberEATS) is an American online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014 and based in San Francisco, California.[2]

History[edit]

Uber was founded in 2009 by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick.[3][4] The company made its foray into food delivery in August 2014 with the launch of the UberFRESH service in Santa Monica, California.[5] In 2015, the platform was renamed to UberEATS,[6] and the ordering software was released as its own application, separate from their app for Uber rides.[7][8] At the same time, they expanded the platform to include Barcelona, Chicago, and New York City. UberEATS continued to expand throughout the second half of 2015.[citation needed]

Operation[edit]

Users can read the menu, order, and pay for food from participating restaurants using an application on the iOS or Android platforms or through a web browser.[9] Users additionally have the option of giving a tip for delivery.[10] The app detects the user's location and displays restaurants open at the time.[citation needed] Payment is charged to a card on file with Uber.[11] Meals are delivered by couriers using cars, bikes, or on foot.[12] As of August 2018, Uber Eats changed its flat $4.99 delivery fee rate to varying fee according to the distances.[13] The fee ranges from $2 to $8 as the minimum and maximum rate varying according to the distance covered by delivery services.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhuiyan, Johana (June 4, 2018). "Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says UberEats has a $6 billion bookings run rate". Recode. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Wright, Johnathan L. (September 5, 2017). "Uber Eats debuts Wednesday in Reno". Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Lagorio-Chafkin, Christine (August 2013). "Resistance is Futile". Inc. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Bacon, James (February 2, 2012). "BACON: Innovation Uber alles". The Washington Times. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Etherington, Darrell (August 26, 2014). "Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH". Tech Crunch. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Elliott, Farley (May 4, 2015). "UberFRESH Rebrands to UberEATS Just in Time to Expand Like Crazy". Eater. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Kosoff, Maya (August 17, 2015). "How Uber's latest update could pose a major threat to GrubHub". Business Insider. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Tepper, Fitz (August 17, 2015). "Uber's New Update Gives Food Delivery As Much Attention As Transportation". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Mogg, Trevor (March 15, 2016). "Uber enters the food delivery game". Digital Trends. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Uber Vs. Seamless & GrubHub: How To Order Food Via Uber Eats In New York, Chicago & Los Angeles". iDigitalTimes. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Frost, Peter (April 28, 2015). "Uber launches lunch-delivery service in Chicago". Chicago Business. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  12. ^ Said, Carolyn (August 18, 2015). "UberEats comes to S.F., offering meal deliveries". SF Gate. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  13. ^ Lee, Dami (August 8, 2018). "Uber Eats is changing its flat fees to delivery fees based on distance". The Verge. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Kerr, Dara (August 8, 2018). "Uber Eats gets a little cheaper and a little more expensive". CNET. Retrieved August 9, 2018.

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