UberEATS expands to five more Cape Town suburbs

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UberEATS, after launching in Cape Town’s central business district and surrounds in late January, has now announced its expansion into the city’s Southern Suburbs.

Initially serving only the Atlantic Seaboard, the city centre and the city’s eastern edge, the company will today expand into five new suburbs.

Newlands, Rondebosch, Claremont, Bishopscourt and Mowbray will now be serviced by UberEATS, the company revealed in a newsletter.

This is obviously a welcome move for both Uber and its potential customers in this area, as it can also now be regarded as a Mr D Food and OrderIn competitor.

Mr D Food, which also relaunched in 2016, services the likes of Constantia, Kenilworth and Milnerton. OrderIn meanwhile, which launched in 2013, also services much of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Clearly, Uber has quite a lot of work to do before it covers the length and breadth of the city. But the pace of expansion is keeping to the company’s promise.

UberEATS’s operations manager Dave Kitley, chatting to Memeburn‘s Hadlee Simons, also suggested that the service will be expanding into Constantia and Stellenbosch in the coming months.

The company is also pondering implementing the service in other South African cities, including Durban and possibly Port Elizabeth.

Andy Walker, former editor


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