People use Uber Eats because they don’t feel like going to a restaurant and would rather have the same food in their own home. But now Uber Eats is conducting a new test that is a bit different. It’s allowing customers to pre-order food from their favorite restaurants and then go there to eat it.
A new “Dine-in” option has appeared in Uber Eats for users in certain U.S. cities. This option is available alongside Delivery and Pickup at the top of the screen. So when you place an order through the app and go to the restaurant to pick it up, you can sit and have the meal in the restaurant. You know, as you do.
A spokesperson for Uber confirmed that this option is being tested in Dallas, Austin, Tucson, and San Diego. The Dine-In feature doesn’t charge a fee for the service, but restaurants are charged one that “differs by market and restaurant but is typically lower than the fee they pay for delivery.”
Customers can tip the employees through the app itself if the restaurant has opted-in for this. The idea is that this will “bridge the gap” between customers and restaurants. It is also an extra revenue stream for Uber Eats obviously.
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