The expanded version of UberEats, the restaurant delivery service from ride-share goliath Uber, is ready to go live in Atlanta. The standalone UberEats app recently went public on Android and iOS, and citywide delivery in Atlanta is now available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight.
The service first launched in Atlanta last September, operating as a lunchtime niche in Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead and offering limited menus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Now, UberEats is a direct competitor to delivery start-ups such as GrubHub, Postmates, and Zifty.
UberEats will eventually charge a $3.99 delivery fee, according to an announcement from the company, but that's being waved for a limited time. It sounds like the service isn't available Outside the Perimeter, as Uber says delivery spans "the entire 'ITP' corridor from Downtown to Decatur and up to Sandy Springs." Delivery times are estimated to be roughly 30 to 45 minutes, but "Instant Delivery" options promises food dropped off within 10 minutes. Availability for Instant Delivery depends on a patron's location and restaurants in that area.
A complete list of Atlanta restaurants partnering with UberEats wasn't available, but a spokesperson shared several names with Eater Atlanta. Among those are Antico Pizza, Cafe Bombay, Bellina Alimentari, Flip Burger, Bell Street Burritos, The Flying Biscuit, Murphy's, El Super Pan, and King of Pops.
Update: March 22, 8 a.m. Now that the service is officially live, the UberEats app reveals more restaurants on board. They include Kale Me Crazy, Goldberg's Deli, Ah-Ma's Taiwanese Kitchen, Las Brasas, Seven Hens, Spice to Table, and Sweet Auburn Barbecue, among many others.
Upon downloading the new app, users can either sign up for an account or have their existing Uber account and payment information linked to UberEats. The app allows for browsing of restaurants by location, cuisine, type of meal, and name. Users are able to rate drivers and food with thumbs-up or -down options, as opposed to the star system employed by Uber's ride-share app.
Atlanta joins New York, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Melbourne, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. as cities with access to the expanded UberEats.