Online cab aggregator Uber has expanded its on-demand food delivery service UberEATS to Bangalore, and has partnered with over 300 restaurants like Adigas, Madurai Idly and Truffles, Barista, Krispy Kreme, Chai Point and FreshMenu, reports Livemint.
The publication has also reported that the cab aggregator has also appointed Vartika Bansal as the General Manager for UberEATS in Bangalore. According to her Linkedin account, Bansal joined Uber in May, 2017. Prior to this, Vartika was leading the Flagship business at OYO as AVP Operations. She holds an MBA degree from Stanford University.
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Note that UberEats is a separate app available on iOS and Play Store. Uber’s rival Ola had also debuted its food delivery service called OlaCafe in March 2015. However, Ola shut down the app within a year as Ola Cafe failed to meet expectations’ after it faced competition from other food delivery services.
UberEATS is currently available in 79 cities, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Lyon, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei, Tokyo, Milan, Paris, Vienna, and multiple cities in the US, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. The company had expanded the service in Gurgaon in June. The service was first launched in Mumbai this year in June.
– Uber competes with likes of Zomato, Swiggy, and Foodpanda.
– Swiggy, raised $80 million from Naspers last month in Series E round of funding. The platform claims to have more than 12,000 partner restaurants in eight cities.
– FoodPanda was acquired by Delivery Hero in December last year.
– Zomato claims that it gets over 2 million orders a day. It introduced a subscription model in April this year priced at Rs 249 a year. For the year FY17, food ordering accounted for $9 million in revenues, around 8 times of FY16.