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Uber Eats all set to launch in Coimbatore and Vizag

ANI | Updated: Apr 25, 2018 15:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Connecting people to the food they love, Uber Eats, the on demand food delivery app, is all set to launch in Coimbatore and Vizag this month. With the addition of these two cities, Uber Eats will be available in 6 cities in the south including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. Since launching in May 2017, Uber Eats has grown its presence in 13 cities across the country. Southern cities have also proven to be among the fastest growing for Uber Eats.

Across the two cities, Uber Eats will be launching with nearly 300 restaurant partners. In Coimbatore, restaurant such as Valarmathi Kongu Naatu Samayal, Velan Kaapi, RHR Restaurants, Junior Kupanna and Vasanta Bhavan will be present on the app. In Vizag, Tibbs Frankie, Cream Stone, Drunken Monkey are some of the restaurants which will be available in the launch phase.

"Our steady expansion across the Southern belt furthers our mission to make the best restaurants and cuisines easily accessible anytime, anywhere, to anyone," said head of Uber Eats India, Bhavik Rathod.

"Over the years, consumers in the South have displayed a preference for traditional food with a global twist, while traditional food culture is still strongly felt with the presence of multiple street joints serving Idlis and Rasam and likes of the same, a huge number of eateries and food chains that serve 'glocal' palates has increased in the past couple of years. Owing to this, there is a huge opportunity for Eats to be successful in the Southern cities of India. We are confident that tapping on lesser known yet upcoming cities like Coimbatore and Vizag will benefit our presence as well as allow southerners to now enjoy their food from the comfort of their own homes and without any hassle," added Rathod.

Uber Eats was started in 2014 as a small delivery pilot in Los Angeles and launched as a separate application in Toronto in December 2015. Since then, it has grown incredibly fast, and is now a stand-alone app available in 200+ cities around the globe. In India, Uber Eats was first launched in Mumbai in May 2017. Within 11 months, the service launched in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Pune, Kochi, Jaipur, Kolkata and now in Coimbatore and Vizag.

The Uber Eats app is separate to the Uber app that people use to request a ride. The app has been built specifically to make food delivery as seamless as possible, at the tap of a button.

Getting started with Uber Eats is easy:

-Download the Uber Eats app

-Pick delivery location - Input your address where you would like your meal delivered

-Find the perfect meal - Browse local restaurants or search by cuisine type, and sort according to price, dietary needs, and speed, to find exactly what your taste buds are asking for

-Place your order - Pick the items you want right away or schedule your order to arrive at your convenience

-Pay through PayTM or Cash - Pay through your PayTM wallet or chose cash on delivery

-Track the progress of your delivery - Get updates as your order is prepared and track real-time as the order gets delivered to your destination. (ANI)