- March 17, 2020 / 3 min readUber Eats is also launching daily marketing campaigns to promote delivery from local restaurants, especially those that are new to the app.
Uber Eats, the latest aggregator said it would waive delivery fee for independent restaurants across the United States and Canada. This is the latest move by the company in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Not just this, Uber Eats is also launching daily marketing campaigns to promote delivery from local restaurants, especially those that are new to the app. It aims to allow restaurants of all sizes to opt into daily payments on all Uber Eats orders, rather than weekly billing. Additionally it has committed 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and healthcare workers in the US and Canada.
Europe's largest online food ordering and delivery service Takeaway.com said that it had seen a surge in restaurants signing up on its platform in the Netherlands in the wake of a government-ordered restaurant closure.
Due to an expected drop in diners as states and cities postpone major events and crack down on dining establishments and other gathering places themselves, this is a much needed financial relief.
Other eatery chains that has waived off delivery fee -
GrubHub on Friday said it expected dine-in traffic in U.S. eateries to reduce by 75% over the next few weeks. Also, some food chains including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Fried chicken chain KFC, owned by Yum! Brands are offering free delivery to offset in-store declines.
Uber has also announced to offer two weeks of pay to drivers and delivery people who test positive for COVID-19 and those who are forced to quarantine. Additionally the company is offering with sanitization products to help limit the spread of the virus. It is indeed noteworthy to watch these food outlets taking diligent steps each day to help combat the virus.
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