UberEats has added the East Bay to its growing food delivery network.
The The service, Uber’s foray into the food-delivery business, has been live in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto and New York since last summer. It expanded into San Francisco a few months ago with great success, according to Susan Alban, general manager of UberEverything, the company’s on-demand delivery arm.
“We’re very excited to expand our footprint in the Bay Area. It’s been going extremely well (in San Francisco) and we’re happy to keep bringing eaters more of what they want,” Alban said.
The service also expanded into San Diego and more neighborhoods in Los Angeles today, creating a total of 11 regional areas and cities in the network.
The service is free in the East Bay during its introductory period, but eventually the company will charge a delivery fee. Until then, Uber makes money from the service by taking a cut of the restaurant’s sales through the app.
The service requires downloading a separate UberEATS app, but uses the same network of drivers, which could give the company a competitive edge. With such a large pool of drivers, deliveries will be as prompt as rides. Read more…