The Uber-owned on-demand food delivery app intends to serve 100 new cities spanning Europe, the Middle Eatst and Africa this year, including launches in Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine and Romania.
Uber To Launch UberEATS To Deliver Foods In Major African Cities.
Uber’s food delivery service UberEats is expanding to Pretoria, including Centurion, the company said on Wednesday. … “We are getting requests from both eaters and restaurants in allmajor cities, requesting launch dates, and our goal is to be in all major cities by end of the year or early 2018,” he said.
Already, Uber Eats reaches customers in over 200 cites globally, and in fact it operates in some markets where the ride hailing side of Uber’s operations either has a minimal presence or doesn’t even yet have a footprint.
The push to launch more Uber Eats markets might be part of Uber’s efforts to turn its organization into a more fiscally responsible entity ahead of a potential IPO. Uber has said that its Eats business was profitable in 45 of the 200 markets where it operates, which doesn’t sound like a terrific ratio until you add the context that it expanded from 50 to over 200 markets in just one year, and that it was profitable in only 3 of its active markets in 2016, per the Financial Times.
Uber has also recently made moves to better satisfy EU regulators regarding its operating practices with Uber Eats in the region, including launching free insurance packages for delivery couriers across its EU markets.
UberEATS To Deliver Foods -India
“I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions, and it has the potential to change the food industry – with the push of a button – in one of the most vibrant food cultures in the world,” said Allen Penn, Asia Pacific’s head of UberEATS on a blogspot.
“This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions, and it has the potential to change the food industry – with the push of a button – in one of the most vibrant food cultures in the world.