Uber Launches Food Delivery Service In LA

Uber said today that it has lauched a new, stand-alone service, UberEATS, which will deliver food to users in the Los Angeles area, seven days a week, day and night. According to Uber, the new service is supported by its own, dedicated app, and also will offer up food delivery in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Toronto, in addition to LA. Uber--which has been experimenting with the food delivery service in LA since the beginning of the year, said the new dedicated app comes as it has figured out that "requesting a ride and ordering a meal are two very different experiences." Both Uber's normal ride service and the food delivery service use the same pool of drivers.