UberEATs launches in Sydney at 11am today
Uber is extending its food delivery service in Sydney.
Private car service Uber (which only became legal in New South Wales in December 2015) now has another way to make use of its many drivers always on the road -- a food delivery service.
UberEATs delivers food from top Sydney eateries to business and residential address across Sydney. Having already launched in Melbourne, today (26 July 2016) is the launch of the platform in Sydney. The standalone app (you won’t be able to order through your existing Uber app) is available to download from 11am. Orders will be taken through an app and you’ll be able to track your delivery. Uber Eats will compete with similar food delivery services like Menulog and Deliveroo.
There are over 100 Sydney restaurants involved, including crowd-favourites Chur Burger, Salt Meats Cheese, Three Blue Ducks, Waterman’s Lobster Co and Black Velvet. The service will be available in Sydney CBD and inner city suburbs, including Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Glebe and Bondi.
For the launch, Uber will be offering free delivery today until 10pm - so you’ll only pay for the actual food you order.
The launch follows the standard Uber pattern of rolling out services in Australia some time after the US. We're still waiting for the new option to make surge pricing clearer in Australia, though it rolled out in the US earlier this year.
Picture: Three Blue Ducks