Good news lazy foodies – we can exclusively reveal that UberEATS, the on-demand food delivery app, is launching in Vancouver.
In a release, UberEATS General Manager Dan Park acknowledged the level of competition in Vancouver, but says the company will give foodies more choice.
“The Vancouver food delivery market is very competitive with many app-based and traditional restaurant offerings,’ said Park.
“UberEATS would bring a convenient and reliable way for people in Vancouver to get the food they love at Uber speed.”
“[As well, it would] open up new economic opportunities for delivery partners to use their vehicles or bikes to earn and enable local businesses to connect with more customers.”
UberEATS, which is separate from the ride-sharing app, aims to deliver food from a huge range of restaurants to wherever you are in as little as 35 minutes.
The company plans to start operating in downtown Vancouver in the coming months and is in the process of reaching out to potential delivery partners.
“We have been speaking with local restaurants and are thrilled with the response, with dozens already signing on to partner with us,” reads the release.
Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, told Daily Hive that competition is good.
“The restaurant industry is very competitive. It is costly to expand sales through conventional marketing and customer acquisition strategies,” he said.
“Food delivery is convenient, market expansive and a great way for consumers to experience the incredible food offerings our industry has with having to leave their offices or homes.”
UberEATS is already available in more than 160 cities around the world, including every major Canadian city in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.