Uber announced the expansion of its global food delivery app to Egypt’s capital. Starting Sunday, residents of Cairo will be able to download the Uber Eats app or visit ubereats.com to order meals from a wide selection of the city’s best loved restaurants.
Powered by the same technology the company employed to turn the global taxi industry on its head, , Uber Eats offers customers on-demand food delivery, partnering with more than 80,000 restaurants in 200 cities around the world to bring millions of people the food they desire right to them.
Partnering with over 100 restaurant locations in Cairo so far, locals can use Uber Eats to order meals from their favourite restaurants with an average delivery time of 40 minutes, seven days a week. From local favourites to international brands, Uber Eats customers will find a wide selection of food options on the Uber Eats application, all conveniently available in one place and delivered fast and fresh, with the reliability they have come to expect from using Uber.
“We’re excited to be launching in Cairo today. People in the city can now use Uber Eats to choose from hundreds of dishes to get the food they want, when they want it, delivered at Uber speed—whether that is a dinner at home, lunch at work, or a snack when out with friends,” said Rodrigo Arévalo, regional general manager at Uber Eats for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
With the launch, Cairo joins the hundreds of other cities around the world that have embraced Uber Eats as a new avenue for the food delivery industry.
“We have revolutionised the way people move, now we are transforming the way people access food,” he added.
Uber Eats will be available everywhere in Cairo’s inner suburbs, from Mohandessin and Qasr El-Aini to Al Sabtiah and Dokki, and everywhere in between.
Even though Uber Eats is a global brand, the app in Egypt has been custom built to meet the needs of local residents and businesses.
In recognition of the fact that many people and restaurants rely on cash for the majority of their transactions, Cairo will become the first Uber Eats city in Africa to launch with cash as a payment option. This is a reflection of Uber’s continued commitment to helping bridge the gap between digital services and the cash economy.
The Uber Eats app has also been redesigned for the first time to meet the specific needs of the Arabic language.
“Just like on our rides business, we know the importance of building technology to meet the everyday needs of locals. Whether that is by opening up the benefits of our technology to more people with things like cash, answering demand for quicker and more reliable food delivery, or by investing in redesigning the app to offer customers the local experience they expect,” said Arévalo.
Starting Sunday, more than 100 restaurant locations will open their virtual doors via the Uber Eats app. As seen around the world, Uber Eats can help local restaurants connect with more customers, with the technology and data to help them access, adapt, and thrive in the growing food delivery market.