As people are urged to stay home and practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, Uber Eats is encouraging people to order take-out from their favorite local restaurants by waiving their delivery fee.
According to The Points Guy, Uber Eats sent out an email outlining the initiative to all customers and also outlined the steps they are taking to keep both drivers and customers safe during COVID-19.
We’re committed to supporting our community and helping to keep you safe in the cities we serve:
✔️ $0 Delivery Fee for local restaurants in the US & Canada
✔️ You can request food be left at your doorstep
✔️ We’re committing 300K+ meals to healthcare workers & first responders
— Uber Eats (@UberEats) March 16, 2020
“As more people stay home, local restaurants need your business more than ever. That’s why we’re waiving the Delivery Fee for all orders from every independent restaurant on Uber Eats — more than 100,000 local restaurants on the app,” the company told customers.
“To support local restaurants and pay no Delivery Fee, look out for the EATLOCAL banner in the app. Delivery Fees will be automatically waived on all applicable orders, which we hope will make eating from your local favorites even easier,” Uber Eats shared.
According to The Points Guy, Uber Eats shared they are making it easier to have food left on the doorstep, are working to provide drivers with sanization material and reminded customers, “as always, your food items aren’t touched once they’ve been packed by the restaurant.”
Uber Eats told customers they are doing their bit to help those fighting the pandemic on the front lines, revealing, “We’re committing 300,000+ free meals on Uber Eats to healthcare workers and first responders in the U.S. and Canada. We know that the work of medical and crisis response teams can be tireless, and the hours long which is why we want to help even in a small way.”