UberEats Launches in Austin

Photo courtesy of UberEats

Photo courtesy of UberEats

Uber, the San Francisco-based ride sharing company, just launched UberEats in Austin.

UberEats, a smartphone app available on iOS and Android, lets people order food from local restaurants. It just launched in Austin. It launched March 15th in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.

“For the past year and a half we’ve been delivering the best food cities have to offer in minutes,” according to a blog post on Uber. “The restaurants behind these favorites are putting the Uber network to work. They’re expanding delivery distances and reaching new customers–pairing great food with the reliable service that people know and expect from Uber.”

Uber created the UberEats app to be completed tailored to restaurant delivery. It offers delivery seven days a week from the menus of hundreds of restaurants.

Through the UberEats Instant Delivery menu, the service promises “great food in as little as 10 minutes.”

In Austin, UberEats competes with a variety of apps already on the market including Austin-based Favor, GrubHub, Postmates and Instacart.

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