Get ready to get snacking, Vancouver. The delivery service you know and love just announced a hot deal for local restaurant deliveries, and it starts immediately. According to an email sent to Narcity, Uber Eats in Vancouver will be offering free delivery from all local restaurants in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eating is one of the best parts of the day, and when you don’t have to cook, it’s even better.
In order to make sure you get the nutrients you need, Uber Eats is working to support Vancouver restaurants by offering free delivery from all local eateries.
According to an email sent to Narcity by Uber Eats, the company is joining forces with local, independent restaurant owners during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase sales.
“We know the coming weeks will be challenging ones for many small business owners, and we want to help restaurants focus on food, not finances,” said Janelle Sallenave, head of Uber Eats for the U.S. and Canada.
“That’s why we’re working to drive increased demand to more than 100,000 independent restaurants across the U.S. and Canada through free delivery and marketing efforts.”
By offering free delivery, Uber Eats is hoping to draw more attention to the local restaurants around Vancouver.
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“These are challenging times for restaurants. The efforts by Uber Eats to help mitigate the impact on businesses during this time of uncertainty is an example of leadership and empathy,” said National Council of Chain Restaurants Executive Director David French.
Uber Eats has claimed that many restaurant owners are worried about what the health crisis will do to sales and the impact of reduced cash flow.
Because of this, they are also introducing a new opt-in program for restaurants in both Canada and the U.S.
This means that restaurants using the delivery service can now receive daily payouts, rather than the company’s standard weekly payouts.
The company is also helping first responders by pledging over 300,000 free meals to be delivered to healthcare workers and other relief efforts in coordination with local and state governments.
While Uber Eats is making sure people are fed during this unprecedented crisis, they are also ensuring the safety of the workers by offering financial assistance to drivers or delivery people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or for those who need to self-isolate.
Uber Eats has tons of restaurants on its app, including Starbucks. While you won't get free delivery on Starbucks orders, you can feel great knowing you won't have to worry about crashing halfway through the day.
Right now, the company operates in 27 cities across Canada including Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, and Calgary.
All you need to do to take advantage of this deal is download the app and get ordering from any local eatery in Vancouver. There are tons of places to pick from, and with free delivery, how can you go wrong?