Uber Eats has announced it will be piloting a feature called Pickup for the first time in Canada, which allows users to place orders ahead of time for takeout, bypassing lines at their favourite restaurants.
The pilot for Pickup will debut in Toronto, making it the first Canadian city as part of the global pilot.
According to Uber Canada, over 600 restaurants in Toronto are participating in the Pickup pilot, set to roll out in the next two weeks.
Pilot will be a new feature built into the Uber Eats app, allowing customers to choose the pick up option while ordering, then get real-time notifications on the status of their order and when it will be ready for pickup.
Uber Eats told iPhone in Canada, “grabbing takeout from your favourite spots in Toronto is about to become a whole lot quicker,” noting city favourites such as Magic Noodle, The Halal Guys, Basil Box, Sweet Jesus, Burrito Boys and Bombay Roti are now participating in the Pickup feature.
With Pickup, it also offers restaurants to be part of Uber Eats with “reduced service fees”, while allowing them to gain access to the platform and analytics on what customers are ordering.