OGDEN — Move over, pizza. You’re not the only delivery game in town anymore.
A smartphone app that has drivers delivering restaurant takeout orders is now available — sort of — in Weber and Davis counties. From the folks who gave the world Uber comes UberEATS, which takes the concept of that popular ride-sharing app and basically applies it to your food.
Back in September, UberEATS began delivery from almost 50 restaurants in Salt Lake County. Since then, a very limited selection in Weber and Davis counties has been added to the UberEATS family. Indeed, after poking around on the UberEATS website, it appears the only participating restaurants right now are Barbacoa Mexican Grill in Ogden, Tonyburgers in Clinton, and various McDonald’s locations.
Here’s how the “food delivery platform” works, according to the UberEATS.com website:
Using the app, you scroll through the list of participating businesses, or search for a particular cuisine or restaurant. Once you’ve found your desired restaurant, click on it to see the available menu items. Additional clicks on food items will add them to your cart. At check out, you’ll see an estimated delivery time and the total price including tax and a “booking fee.”
And those who are really hungry can even track their orders online.
“First you’ll see the restaurant accept and start prepping,” the UberEATS website explains. “Then, when the order’s almost ready, a nearby Uber partner — in a car, on a bike, or scooter — will go to the restaurant to pick it up. Next, they’ll drive or ride to you. You’ll be able to see their name and photo and track progress on the map.”
Typical booking fees, which cover the cost of food delivery, are $4.99 to $5.99. These apply no matter how large or small the order.