Watch out, Hurrier. Uber is joining the food delivery world.
The digital driver service announced Thursday that it will begin delivering lunch across the downtown core. Each day, a new restaurant will be profiled, offering a selection of lunch options. For just a $3 delivery fee, a driver will meet you at the curb to drop off lunch.
Bar Buca kicks off the Thursday lunch launch with a porchetta schiacciata (roast tuscan pork, mascarpone, apple mostarda, agliata on focaccia) for $12, a pomodoro salad for $9 and, for dessert, a scrumptious $3 cannoli siciliana.
California Sandwiches takes the reins Friday, offering a $9 chicken sandwich and an Asian chicken slaw salad for $11.
It’s the first time Uber has introduced the delivery service in Canada, but UberEATS has already been met with success in New York City, L.A. and Chicago.
At the moment, it seems the service is only offered on weekdays between 11. a.m. and 2 p.m. in the downtown core (south of College between Bathurst and Jarvis). But good news – unlike the driving service, the lunch service will never surge in price based on high demand. Uber adds that drivers don’t expect a tip (just a 5-star rating, please).
It’s a bold move for Uber, which is still battling city hall and Toronto’s peeved taxi industry to keep the service alive. The move comes just a few days after Uber introduced Uber Select, a luxury version of UberX.
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