Delivery is no longer restricted to just those restaurants with their own service. This week UberEATS expanded from the Philadelphia area to the Main Line, and with it a whole slew of new delivery dining-in options.
UberEATS began its local service in Philadelphia last summer to the delight of users. The app lets users order food from their favorite local restaurants, any time of day, for a flat delivery rate of $4.99. Users can track the progress of their order, plus there’s no extra charge for ordering for larger groups, like a college dorm or office. UberEATS is a separate app from Uber, but Uber drivers can choose to drive for both regular and delivery services.
“It’s a way for restaurants to reach new customers who may have never heard of their restaurant before,” says Casey Verkamp, general manager for Eats Philly. “Its also a way for existing customers to be able to enjoy their food more often, especially if there’s bad weather or traffic.”
Some Main Line favorites included in the launch are The Grog, A Taste of India, Teca Newtown Square, Stephen’s on State, Ginza, Tagine and Besito Mexican. Verkamp expects that list to continue growing over the coming months.