Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)

Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)

Uber Eats announces expansion into Abbotsford

Food-delivery company is staring with 60 local restaurants

Uber Eats has arrived in Abbotsford.

The company says it is starting with online food ordering and delivery from 60 local restaurants, including Dragon Fort, Greek Islands Restaurant, McDonald’s and Papa John’s.

Olivia and Nook, owners of local restaurant Once Upon a Thai, said the expansion of Uber Eats into Abbotsford gives them an opportunity to reach a new customer base, as well as giving existing customers a service they want.

Lola Kassim, general manager of Uber Eats Canada, said the service is being offered at five other new markets in B.C. Chilliwack is the only other new Lower Mainland location.

“These days, supporting your favourite restaurants isn’t always easy … We are committed to working with the city’s restaurant scene to bring you the best Abbotsford has to offer at the touch of a button,” Kassim said.

Uber Eats is currently available in more than 120 cities across the country. Similar services already available in Abbotsford include DoorDash and SkipTheDishes.

With Uber Eats, restaurants can choose between options such as zero per cent pickup, 7.5 per cent for online ordering, and 15 per cent for restaurants who use their own delivery staff in addition to the company’s full-service option.

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