Uber is, in the general public’s eye, that newfangled way to get a ride using your phone. Some cities have banned it, others have battled it, and some have welcomed it despite fierce protests from residents. Still, they all have something in common — they view Uber as a way to get a ride. The service has been pushing beyond that narrow definition, however, and it is showing no sign of stopping, having recently announced its latest effort: UberEATS, a food deliver option for users in Barcelona.
UberEATS is a different twist on the otherwise controversial service: users pull out their smartphone, fire up the Uber app, and order a meal from a nearby restaurant rather than a car that could drive them there. A convenience that is particularly welcoming during lazy and cold days.
Uber promises the meal will be delivered in less than 10 minutes, which is an exceptionally tight deadline. UberEATS is working wtih Barcelona restaurants to help make this happen, as well as Plateselector. So far the restaurants Feeld Organic and Surf House Barcelona are both dishing up food to customers.
As with ordering a ride, the meal is paid for through the app using the debit/credit card one has tied to their Uber account. The app also facilitates real-time tracking so you can spend every hungry moment watching your food get a little closer.
SOURCE: Uber Blog