Uber Eats orders rise by 150% as foodies turn to delivery during lockdown

New report reveals how the app is going from strength to strength with new restaurant and High Street partners

Data from Uber Eats has today revealed that orders have grown 150% in the UK*, as it now looks to support the High Street through the remainder of 2020. 

This comes as 12,000 new restaurant partners have joined the app since the start of the year, with famous brands including Burger King, Asda, Iceland and Caffe Nero all joining the platform. And as Uber Eats continues to grow, high-end restaurants are also turning to the app, as it welcomed Hakkasan, Laduree, Coya, Buddha Bar and Chucs among many others in the past twelve months. 

During these challenging times, Uber Eats has launched a number of initiatives to support the food and restaurant industry with the aim to steer them through 2020 and continue to build successful and sustainable businesses**. 

The daily payouts function, which was announced at the height of the pandemic, enables restaurants to receive daily pay as opposed to the default option of weekly, free of charge. This has been extended until the end of the year to help with aid cash flow. 

Additionally, the Pick-Up feature, which enables customers to order via the Uber Eats app and pick up the order themselves from the restaurant, has been extended to the end of the year at 0% commission for restaurants. 

Uber Eats has also extended The Dine-In feature, was unveiled for restaurants, to enable Eaters to order food contactlessly in restaurants via the Uber Eats app. The extension of this feature at 0% commission for the rest of the year will further benefit restaurants nationwide. 

Toussaint Wattinne, General Manager of Uber Eats in the UK, said:

“Since lockdown, we have been completely focused on supporting restaurants and stores up and down High Street to enable them to keep their kitchens firing and feeding people across the country. We know it has been a challenging year, and we are committed to helping the industry thrive.”