Uber will launch UberEats, a meal delivery service that will compete with existing services from Seamless and GrubHub (now a merged company called GrubHub Inc.), across 10 U.S. cities in the next several weeks.
By March, UberEats delivery will be available to customers in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Toronto, Washington, Seattle, Atlanta, Houston, and San Francisco.
Each of the first 10 cities to get UberEats already has a lunchtime-only version of the delivery service, with the exception of Toronto, where all-day UberEats service has been available for the last month. More cities are expected to join the list over the next several months. Meanwhile, UberEats’ lunchtime service will be renamed Instant Delivery.
Each order will come with an estimated delivery fee of $5, though that fee will vary by city, and may be less if a driver is picking up multiple orders from one restaurant. A portion of the fee will be shared with the driver.