UberEATS surpasses 500 000 downloads in SA

2017-10-04 12:49 - Kyle Venktess, Fin24
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Johannesburg - Food delivery app UberEATS has surpassed over half a million downloads since its launch in South Africa a year ago. 

The riding-hailing company said in a statement on Wednesday that its 550 000 downloads so far in SA equated to some 10 000 downloads a week.

“Delivery partners have driven almost 5 000 000 kms, which is the same distance to make 6 trips to the moon and back. Along the way, it has expanded the number of restaurants it has partnered with to over 1 200 restaurants across Cape Town and Gauteng,” the company said. 

UberEATS is an online meal ordering and deliver service, which taps into Uber’s network of partner-drivers to deliver meals from restaurants.

Once users download the app, they can order things to eat from places such as KFC, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald’s.

The service boasts an average delivery time of 30 minutes from order to drop off, and deliveries can be tracked in real-time. 

“During our first year, our smallest order was for one Dolce Kiss, while our largest was for 39 cheeseburgers, 21 cokes, 22 cream sodas, 16 fried chicken burgers, 14 Stoney’s and three green salads,” said Nic Robertson, general manager for UberEATS in the Middle East and Africa.

UberEATS currently operates in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg and Pretoria. 

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