[dropcap]U[/dropcap]ber has launched a sweet deal for Orlando residents that makes getting food as easy as getting a ride. The company has taken on this massive business venture that was made available on November 2. Hungry for more customers, the popular ride-share company has teamed up with more than 100 partner restaurants to deliver food to customers’ doors in as fast as ten minutes according to several reports.
Orlando, most known for its extensive tourism scene, was thought to be an ideal place for the company’s delivery service feature. UberEATS insists that their delivery service, “gives Orlando eaters, restaurants, and delivery partners more options. Restaurants can tap into the Uber delivery network to expand their businesses and reach new potential customers. And delivery partners have access to even more flexible earning opportunities.” With this new expansion Uber intends to reach out to the community by allowing local businesses to get involved and thrive off the benefits. This is fantastic for branding and building a household name for oneself in an effort to gain as much exposure as possible.
This service can be beneficial to many as it gives anyone the opportunity to “eat what you want, when you want”, UberEATS proudly states. This new addition operates much similarly to its ride-sharing mobile app as it is a cashless system that places food orders. All transactions are completed independent of the Uber app. UberEATS has its own separate app that can be downloaded on any mobile device for quick and easy access.
Uber is quite known for stirring up heated competition as illustrated when they initially came on the scene in Orlando in 2014, “sparking heated debates with the city and taxi drivers about the ride share firm operating without being regulated” according to an Orlando Business Journal article. Since then the company has come up with innovative ideas that set them apart from the rest by introducing UberPitch, that matches entrepreneurs with investors, as well as UberFamily, a family-friendly service feature that gives drivers the ability to have car seats available for children. Orlando is already seen as a prime place for other third-party delivery services such as OrderUp and Doorstop Delivery, but UberEATS intends to change the game and spice things up a bit.
For more information on the launch of UberEATS, visit its website at ubereats.com