For anyone who works in Toronto’s downtown core, this could be a godsend. Workers in The Big Smoke know how irritating, time-consuming and expensive it can be to get lunch every day.
A food-delivery service from the same company that brought us the popular taxi app, UberEATS hopes to solve your lunchtime tribulations.
Beginning May 14, the service will be delivering midday meals within certain bounds of downtown Toronto, Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toronto is the first Canadian city to have the meal delivery; it already exists (and thrives) in Chicago, Los Angeles, Barcelona and New York.
The restaurants available will change daily, and UberEATS says their range of delivery will only expand as time goes on and the service becomes more popular.
Normally, a flat $3 delivery fee will be added, irrespective of how many meals are ordered, and all food will be delivered curbside (!) in 10 minutes or less (!!). To entice downtowners, for the first two weeks of this service, UberEATS will waive the delivery fee. After that initial two-week period, the app will feature a “fare split” option, which means you can share the cost with a friend. And get this: the only tip you’ll need to give to the driver is a five-star rating on the app.
An average lunch price is around $20 CDN, depending if you want dessert or not.
Ah, the wonders of technology.