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    January 26, 2017

    UberEATS officially launches in Cape Town, promises meals in 45 minutes

    UberEats Cape Town

    UberEATS – the food delivery service operated by rideshare app Uber, has officially launched in Cape Town.

    Following its launch in Johannesburg, UberEATS – the food delivery service run by ridesharing app Uber – has officially made its way to Cape Town.

    As of today, consumers located in Cape Town’s CBD, Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard, Woodstock and Observatory are now able to order meals through UberEATS.

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    At launch, Uber has announced that it has partnered with popular restaurants found within the abovementioned areas, including My Sugar, HQ, The Creamery, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, as well as Engruna Eatery among others.

    As part of UberEATS’ launch in the Mother City, users will receive R100 off their first order when using the promo code 100EATSCT, while delivery operates from 10AM to 10PM daily. As part of the deal, users can expect to pay a R20 delivery fee.

    Both businesses and drivers can sign up to participate in the service, and the platform promises an average delivery time of just 15 minutes to customers.

    Uber took to a press release to announce the arrival of the UberEATS service in Cape Town, citing that:

    “Cape Town couldn‘t be a better place for us to bring UberEATS with over 100 of the best local restaurants in the city partnering with Uber to deliver their food to you faster, and more reliably than ever before.”

    “UberEATS connects local restaurants with a reliable delivery option, effectively expanding their capacity and reach to be able to service a whole new network of potential customers. Through the Uber platform, restaurants can work with a network of couriers to get more meals delivered to more customers, quickly and reliably whenever they are open.”

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    What are your thoughts? Do you plan on using UberEATS now that the service is available in Cape Town? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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