Uber will now not only ferry you across town to your favorite destination but also deliver your food to you in a new service just now hitting select St. Louis areas.
The service is called UberEATS, was launched Oct. 18 “in part to better utilize their enormous fleet of drivers during lull periods,” according to Uber.
Uber Spokesperson, Charity Jackson, said that they will be offering the delivery service through their independent contracted drivers who would bring the meals to the customer.
“UberEATS gives St. Louisians a convenient and reliable way to get the food they love at the tap of a button,” Jackson said. “It also opens up new economic opportunities for delivery partners and enables local restaurants to connect with more customers.”
The service currently operates in the City of St. Louis, along with a majority of St. Louis County. Areas such as Clayton, Kirkwood, Affton, Town and Country and Maryland Heights can use the delivery service.
The service charges a $5.99 delivery fee to an order and the drivers will have the food delivered to a customer’s door generally within about 30 minutes.
Currently, Clayton restaurants such as Crushed Red, Planet Sub, and Mayana Mexican Kitchen offer UberEATS service.
Uber users who already have an existing account are automatically registered for UberEATS, but they will need to download a separate app or go to their website at UberEATS.com to place an order.
“UberEATS offers people a convenient and reliable way to make eating well effortless,” Jackson said. “Eaters can easily find and order the right food for the moment at the tap of a button. Whether you are looking for a salad for lunch, cupcakes for a holiday party, or dinner for the family, folks can relax knowing that their food is being delivered wherever they are, at Uber speed.”
Uber said restaurants interested in getting involved with the service can visit their website to begin the process of signing up for the service.