Having scored the official thumbs-up from the city of Fort Worth, Uber is now ready to deliver your dinner: The ride-sharing company will launch UberEats, its service that delivers food to your door from local restaurants.
The 24/7 food delivery service will officially be available to the public starting August 29. But from August 22-28, TCU students and faculty get an exclusive preview.
UberEats general manager Jordan Chapman says in a release that UberEats not only provides a new way for people to get food they love, it enables Fort Worth restaurants to connect with more customers.
"Our goal is to make requesting a meal as easy as getting a ride," he says.
The full list of restaurants is not yet available, but Fort Worth restaurants that have already signed on include East Hampton Sandwich Co., Galligaskins Submarines, and Z’s Cafe. The service will initially be available inside the I-820 loop.
Prices are set by the restaurants according to their own menu. The delivery fee is $3.99, no matter how much is ordered or how far it is delivered. But at launch, delivery will be free for a limited time.
In June, the city council approved deregulation for Uber and Lyft, making it easier for the ride-sharing companies to do business in Fort Worth.