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UberEATS Cape Town gains weight, expands again

It was just over a month ago that UberEATS launched in Cape Town, coming a few months after the Johannesburg launch. Since then, we’ve seen the service expand to five other Cape Town suburbs (Bishopscourt, Claremont, Mowbray, Newlands and Rondebosch).

Now, the service has used its newsletter to quietly announce its second expansion in the city.

“Love free food? Now is the perfect time to share your referral code as we’ve expanded into Plumstead, Constantia, Wynberg and Tokai,” the company wrote in the email.

“When you refer a friend to UberEATS, they’ll get R50 off their first order and you’ll get R50 off your next order!” the company added.

UberEATS has been moving at a brisk pace when it comes to expansion in Cape Town

The move comes after UberEATS’s Dave Kitley told Memeburn that it plans to expand to the likes of Constantia and Stellenbosch over the next few months.

“Southern Suburbs is a priority of ours, we’re actually working on that at the moment. And then hopefully even expanding to other areas, you know… obviously Constantia… and even looking as far as Stellenbosch and other areas,” Kitley told Memeburn at the time.

The UberEATS representative added that Port Elizabeth and Durban were also in their sights, saying that “Durban specifically is on our radar and if we can get there by the end of the year, it’d be really exciting”.

The expansion also comes amid competition from the likes of Mr D Food and OrderIn, with the latter option targeting similar eateries to UberEATS.

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More