Uber has been in the news lately with it`s business model and the effect that it has on the transport industry i.e. Taxis and Minicabs in many cities throughout the world. Now the company has confirmed that in the month of June 2106 that it will be starting a food delivery service which will mean that population of London can have an alternative method of getting their restaurant food to delivered to their office or residence.
UberEATS as it is called has already been available in many North American cities and Paris was the only European city to embrace this new service until now. The restaurant food couriers would be made of drivers of Bikes and Scooters and already thousands have signed up to be on-board. They will try and match their main rival firm Deliveroo who aim to get food to their customers within 30 minutes of ordering. The service will only be available initially in the centre of London from 11am - 11pm and 7 days a week and in the first month to entice customers to try the service the delivery charge will be freeof charge. Many restaurants have already signed up to use the service including The Good Life Eatery, Hotbox and Chilango.
In charge of this new venture is Alex Czarnecki, a former BDM for Pizza Hut, he mentioned in a statement:
"We're really excited to be launching in London - one of the food capitals of the world. The UberEATS app has been a huge success in every city we've launched in and we think Londoners will love it too. With UberEATS people can get great food at the touch of a button with no minimum order size and free delivery for the first month."
Lorraine Kirwan - New Jersey, USA
"I just wanted to say thank you to everyone from Links courier that were involved in giving me info., picking up & delivering this parcel to my daughter while she is traveling in London with her High School. (I'm sorry I didn't get the young man's name on the telephone.) You have a very relieved mom on the other side of the Atlantic. She just messaged she received it all within a span of 5 hours or so of me first trying to find a courier service in London. It was all handled on such short notice since I'm behind 5 hours. Wow is all I can say, your company is awesome! Thank you all!!"