Mumbai: Uber launches food delivery business UberEATS, partners over 200 restaurants

02 May 2017, 06:26 PM
Uber launches UberEATS food delivery business in Mumbai
Uber launches UberEATS food delivery business in Mumbai

Uber is now getting into the food delivery business in Mumbai, under UberEATS and has partnered over 200 restaurants.

"The introduction of UberEATS in India, with Mumbai as the first city to go live with its food delivery service is a major step in our global expansion strategy," said Bhavik Rathod, head of UberEATS India.

"We are looking to scale to other big cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata among others going forward, but we don't have a timeline at present," he added.

UberEATS follows the food delivery business model, charging restaurants a service fee to use its platform, and uses third-party delivery. It has already tied up with 200-300 delivery partners.

UberEATS started as a business in 2014 in Los Angeles, and has scaled to 78 cities around the world including Mumbai. It is presently a stand-alone app.

UberEATS will have to compete against food apps like Zomato and Swiggy who are constantly looking to expand their business in India.

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First Published: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 05:45 PM

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