Uber has its eyes on much more than just rides.
Uber is getting serious about food delivery. The company has just updated its app and in places where its UberEATS service is available, the food delivery options is now front and center.
Instead of simply being another ride option at the bottom, UberEATS is now its own section on the app – right next the the regular ride-hailing button.
"The new interface is available in UberEats cities. The layout separates RIDES from EATS and creates a more seamless, intuitive experience across services," said an Uber spokesperson. "We are always experimenting to find new, creative ways to make the Uber app more user friendly.”
Uber also just announced that UberEATS is now available in Austin.
"Dig in Austin—#UberEATS has arrived! Starting this Wednesday, you can order lunch from the best Austin restaurants through the Uber app, and get this—we’ll deliver it within 10 minutes or less. Get ready for East Side King, Swift’s Attic, The Peached Tortilla, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, Chi’Lantro, and a whole lot more!" says the company.
Uber is clearly looking to expand UberEATS all over the country – job postings indicate interest in hiring UberEATS GMs, operations managers, marketing, and more in cities like Nashville, San Diego, Miami, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
UberEATS is currently available in New York City, Chicago, Barcelona, and Toronto.
It's clear that Uber wants to transport more than just people. Recent reports indicate that the company is also planning a big push into goods delivery as well. Apparently, Uber has already talked with over 400 retailers – some high-end like Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany’s.
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