Food delivery service UberEATS launches in Kansas City
Ride-hailing service Uber announced Tuesday that it’s launched its food delivery service in the Kansas City area.
UberEATS — a standalone app offered by Uber — allows users to order food from more than 70 Kansas City restaurants, including BRGR Kitchen + Bar, The Bite, Dixon’s Chili, Taco Republic, Smokey’s on the Boulevard and others. Kansas City is the first city in Missouri and Kansas to land the service.
“The UberEATS app allows users to order food delivery whenever they get a craving, with full menus available from over 70 of the top restaurants in Kansas City,” Aaron Emrich, General Manager for UberEATS Missouri, said in a release. “We’re thrilled to launch today in Kansas City – our first city in both Missouri and Kansas – to connect local residents and visitors with new, tasty options, expand earning opportunities for driver-partners and help local restaurant owners expand the reach of their business.”
The UberEATS iOS and Android app are free to download. Users also can order food via UberEATS.com.
UberEATS competes directly with such services as GrubHub and Postmates, which launched in Kansas City in 2015.
UberEATS launched in 2015 as UberFresh. The service reportedly has found success in the more than 100 cities in which it operates. As of the first quarter of 2017, it had more than 8 million active users in the U.S. alone. As of the first quarter of 2017, UberEATS had more than 8 million active users in the United States, according to Eater.
The company is offering a discount code “TRYEATSKC” to get two free deliveries with UberEATS from now until Oct. 31.