UberEATS, the food-delivery service from ride-share champion Uber, will begin service in Atlanta this Thursday. Offering lunch deliveries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, UberEATS is partnering with several local restaurants to offer curated menus, and the company promises delivery in 10 minutes or less. Although, to stick to that claim the delivery radius will be limited.
"Atlanta eaters in midtown and downtown no longer have to settle for a quick meal or boring lunch at work just because they don't have the time to make it to one of their favorite restaurants on their break," Peter Hsu, general manager for UberEATS in Atlanta, said in a prepared statement.
Among the service's early partners:
And through September 18, King of Pops is dishing out free popsicles with every order. UberEATS' delivery fee is normally $3, but it will be waived through the 18th. The on-demand service is available through Uber's mobile app. Uber is one of several modern tech companies that's attempting to claim a stake in the food-delivery business. While its ride-share service is incredibly popular, not everyone is convinced UberEATS will be as successful.