UberEATS is set to make its South African debut as local job ads for the venture have been published. (Gareth van Zyl, Fin24)
Johannesburg - After its success in selected suburbs, UberEATS will now be expanding even further in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
From Thursday, UberEATS will be reaching the Roodepoort area, including Cosmo City, Honeydew, RadioKop and Weltevredenpark.
Further south of the country, it will also be reaching further to the Cape Town Southern Suburbs of Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt and Mowbray.
“The uptake since launch has been phenomenal, Joburg and Cape Town have been great and we’re so excited about the potential,” said Dave Kitley, restaurant operation manager UberEATS South Africa.
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“We have partnered with amazing restaurants so far and we’re adding more every day,” Kitley added.
UberEATS is an on-demand service that taps Uber’s network of partner-drivers to deliver meals from restaurants.
The service boasts an average delivery time of 30 minutes from order to drop off, company officials, said at a previous event.
Deliveries can be tracked in real-time with a range of top restaurant chains partnering with the service.
The food delivery app launched in Johannesburg in September last year and Cape Town late last month.
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The UberEATS app can be downloaded on the app store or through the Uber rides app, as well as via the web at ubereats.com.
Meals can be requested for delivery in Johannesburg from 7am to 10pm and in Cape Town from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week with a R20 delivery fee.
Kitley previously told Fin24 that the company was hoping to bring all the experience and logistics into the delivery space.
“Not only to restaurants but to beverage companies or e-commerce players, this platform really unlocks different use cases and it shouldn’t just be seen as food delivery but also as a test case for something else,” he said.
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