Stop Everything: Uber Is Launching A Food Delivery Service
Ladies and gentlemen, it's finally happening. You know, the moment we've all been waiting for.
The second reason we never have to leave our homes aside from Netflix and "House of Cards." Alright, let's get to it -- an Uber food delivery service has actually been created. The car service app is looking to befriend foodies with its latest offering.
According to Huffington Post, UberFresh was launched in Los Angeles in December and on February 18, UberEats launched in Barcelona. Both services vow to bring you your lunch or dinner order in 10 minutes or less.
Why Los Angeles and Barcelona? Well, those are just the test markets right now. The service will be available seven days a week thanks to Uber's pre-existing drivers and will be rolled out to other cities in the near future.
But what kinds of food exactly? And what kinds of offerings will the new food-based Uber service provide that food delivery apps like GrubHub and Seamless don't? Well, there isn't an app for that but there's an answer.
According to the Huffington Post, the service will offer a carefully-curated selection of food choices rather than every single food item from every single restaurant within a 10 to 20 mile radius.
As you already might be able to tell, this is going to be a huge hit with those who like to keep up with the latest food trends.
Uber has not yet specified exactly when it plans to expand the service beyond Barcelona and Los Angeles. Regardless, it's interesting to see the different ways the company is looking to justify its $40 billion valuation.
With that said, it's no surprise it's diving into the food market at this point!