Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

Brittany A. Roston - Nov 18, 2016, 6:30pm CST
Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

If you’re a regular Uber user, there’s a good chance you’ve had a driver take you to a restaurant, pub or bar. That trip data — and the data from thousands of other similar rides across Uber’s users — has been used to create the new Uber Restaurant Guide, an offering that is exactly what it sounds like. The guide surfaces a city’s favorite dining spots, places that were selected based on the mass of rider data rather than critics or consumer reviews. The restaurant guide covers cities across the U.S.

The Uber Restaurant Guide features several ranking types. There are, for example, the restaurants it has determined to be “most popular” based on rider data. Other restaurants are labelled as “up-and-coming,” which are places that have seen big jumps in the number of riders being dropped off. There’s also local favorites if you’d prefer to dine somewhere close.

Other designations include Brunch Spots — that is, places where you can order breakfast or lunch. Date night is also a bit easier with labelled date-night destinations, places where UberBLACK riders tend to get dropped off. Weekend picks include places popular with riders on Friday and Saturday nights, lastly, and include clubs as well as bars and restaurants.

A bunch of cities are currently covered by the guide, though they’re all major ones, as expected. Cities include Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, NYC, San Francisco, Nashville, Phoenix, Miami, and Pittsburgh. You can view the guide via the link below.


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