This time around, it’s your food going for the ride.
Instead of dropping you off at your favorite Italian restaurant, Uber's new app will bring the spaghetti straight to you (meaning you can enjoy it from the comfort of your couch). UberEATS is here, making food from your local restaurants available on demand.
Though UberEATS was previously a tab embedded in the Uber app, it is now a stand-alone app currently available in 12 cities. It was first released in Toronto in December 2015, followed by Los Angeles on March 1, and it has since launched in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. It will launch in Paris on Tuesday, March 29, and in Melbourne sometime in April.
Though delivery is currently free in the most recently launched cities, there is a flat delivery fee of $5 in the original cities. Just like in the original Uber app, you can track the drivers' progress as they make their way towards you.
"In the same way Uber makes it easy to get from A to B, UberEATS makes it easy to get food from the best restaurants in your city," Jason Droege, head of UberEVERYTHING, said in a press release. "Because an Uber driver-partner is never more than a few minutes away, as soon as the food's ready it's on its way."
Hoping to have the food delivered to you, stat? The Instant Delivery option promises lunch in as little as 10 minutes, with a curated list of three to five options available for delivery. We can't think of anything better—except for maybe a puppy that arrives with our meal.