Uber has launched a food delivery app called Uber Eats, which makes getting great food as simple as requesting an Uber ride, the app will enable eaters in Nairobi make orders from their favourite restaurants for delivery to various parts of the city.
Uber Eats partnered with over 100 restaurants in Nairobi, from which orders can be made on the app for delivery by hundreds of couriers who have signed up.
Nairobi becomes the fourth city in sub-Saharan Africa in which Uber Eats is available after Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
While commenting during the launch, Uber Eats Kenya General Manager, Amal Devani said that Uber’s new service is expected to revolutionise food delivery in Nairobi by making it easier and more convenient, the same way it innovatively transformed movement in the city by making it safe, reliable and affordable.
“We are excited to introduce this revolutionary app to Nairobi, after its huge global success in over 200 cities around the world. It has been custom-built to suit local needs, including the option of paying by M-PESA and cash. At the touch of a button, Nairobi residents are now conveniently and easily connected to their favorite restaurants,” Mr Devani added.
The Uber Eats app, which is separate from the Uber rides app, is available for download from either the App Store or Google Play. Orders can be made from the app between 10am and 10pm on any day of the week. On Uber Eats, eaters can enjoy personalised recommendations, filter for the right food, track their order in real time and schedule orders in order to plan ahead.