Uber EATS Houston, Texas is here! Uber will expand its presence in Houston this week with the local launch of its meal-delivery service, Uber EATS. Beginning Thursday, October 28, 2015, Houston becomes the second city in Texas and the 10th in North America where Uber drivers will deliver meals. Customers in downtown and Midtown can use the Uber app to select from a list of 60 participating restaurants and place orders, said Sarah Groen, general manager of Uber EATS Houston. After customers order and pay through the app, the company says an Uber driver will arrive with the food – already in the car in temperature-controlled containers – within 10 minutes. “We keep that geography fairly small to make sure we can deliver on that promise of 10 minutes or less,” Groen said. Houston, a large “foodie” city where the Uber ride-sharing service is popular, is a natural location for expanding the company’s offerings to meal delivery service, Groen said. The Uber EATS Houston service will be available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. Menu items listed on the app range in price from $8 to $12 and includes the delivery fee, spokeswoman Debbee Hancock said. Uber EATS Houston will continue to partner with additional restaurants and chefs, looking for partners from food trucks to popular lunch spots “that are really about what Houston is all about,” Groen said. The list of partner restaurants, service areas and hours of service likely will expand as the service grows.
For more information about Uber EATS Houston, read the Houston Chronicle article here.
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