Uber Eats is set to launch in Winnipeg next month, bringing the mobile order and pay food delivery service to Manitoba’s capital city.
“Uber Eats was built on the Uber platform and so we leverage Uber technology and logistics platform and our global network of drivers to get food delivered more reliably, faster and with more selection, we believe,” said Uber Eats head Dan Park to the Winnipeg Sun.
According to Park, Uber Eats wants to reach 100 Canadian cities by the end of this year, while over 8,000 restaurants are already on the company’s platform.
“Couriers under Uber have complete flexibility, can log on whenever they want and chose when to work and chose how they want to work,” Park said. “We believe this approach is highly valued by our partners.”
As for the exact launch date in Winnipeg, Park says he expects Uber Eats will be ready “in a few weeks.” Despite the launch of Uber Eats, the ridesharing arm of the company has yet to launch in Winnipeg, citing differences with the MPI framework.
According to rival food delivery service Skip the Dishes—which is headquartered in Winnipeg—they’re not worried about the arrival of Uber Eats.
“It is natural for competitors to see value in this market and we’re confident in Skip’s position as Winnipeg’s favourite food delivery company,” said a spokesperson to the Sun. “Our home is Winnipeg. We’re proud of our roots, our workforce of more than 1,800 people and growing, our superior technology and our ongoing investment here.
According to Skip the Dishes, they are Canada’s largest and leading food delivery network with over 12,000 restaurant partners, and 600 restaurants alone just in Manitoba.