|Industry||Online food ordering|
|Founders||Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Dara Khosrowshahi (CEO)|
Uber Eats' parent company Uber was founded in 2009 by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. The company made its foray into food delivery in August 2014 with the launch of the UberFRESH service in Santa Monica, California. In 2015, the platform was renamed to UberEATS, and the ordering software was released as its own application, separate from their app for Uber rides. At the same time, they expanded the platform to include Barcelona, Chicago, and New York City. UberEATS continued to expand throughout the second half of 2015.
Users can read the menu, order, and pay for food from participating restaurants using an application on the iOS or Android platforms or through a web browser. Users additionally have the option of giving a tip for delivery. The app detects the user's location and displays restaurants open at the time. Payment is charged to a card on file with Uber. Meals are delivered by couriers using cars, bikes, or on foot. As of August 2018, Uber Eats changed its flat $4.99 delivery fee rate to varying fee according to the distances. The fee ranges from $2 to $8 as the minimum and maximum rate varying according to the distance covered by delivery services.
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