Uber is redefining what we think of as "fast food" with its latest offering. Wednesday marks the launch of UberEATS, a new food delivery service from the company that has already revolutionized the way we get around town.
Delivery services such as Favor, Postmates and Instacart are already bringing fresh food to Austin doorsteps, but the UberEATS model delivers something new. UberEATS offers a specially curated menu of food from some of Austin's top restaurants, plus the service promises your meal will be delivered in a flash — 10 minutes or less.
How does it work? Simply open the app, tap "EATS" and choose between two featured entrees (you can also add a drink or dessert). The menu changes daily, offering a rotating selection from Austin-area favorites.
Currently, the local restaurant lineup includes Swift's Attic, The Peached Tortilla, Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, Chi'Lantro, Gourdough's, Henri's Cheese, Koriente and more. Wednesday's debut menu will feature Paul Qui's beloved East Side King.
UberEATS will be available for lunch service Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. Entree prices range from $8-$12, and there's a flat delivery fee of $3. The service is available from downtown Austin to West Campus (the boundaries are Cesar Chavez Street, Lamar Boulevard, 38th Street and IH-35).