Friday, January 22, 2016
Los Angeles To Get Restaurant Deliveries Via Uber
Los Angeles is one of ten cities where residents can start ordering restaurant and food delivery via Uber, the company said this week, as it expands into the restaurant and food delivery area. Uber revealed plans to start offering up restaurant ordering and deliveries via a new app, UberEats, across the country earlier this week, delivering to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. The move comes after the shutdown of Sidecar Technologies, the onetime Uber competitor which had recast itself as an on-demand restaurant delivery app; Sidecar just sold its assets to General Motors this week. The move is part of a rush to offer restaurant delivery services nationwide by on-demand companies. Amazon launched its own restaurant delivery via Prime Now in November in LA, and Schlep & Fetch---backed by local angels--has been offering up its restaurant delivery services in the area since 2011. GrubHub also just announced a move to restaurant delivery today, in response to the Uber plans.