TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, UK

Uber Eats pilots pick-up feature in London

The delivery company has been piloting the service in select US cities.

Uber Eats announced that it has started piloting pick-up services in Europe, starting in London and Paris.

London-based customers will be able to use the Uber Eats app to pick-up at over 2,000 restaurants including Crosstown Doughnuts, Tinseltown and Crepeaffaire.

Since the beginning of the year, the third party aggregator has been piloting pick-up services with 1,000 restaurants in the U.S. cities of Austin, San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix.

Whilst food delivery is growing fast, Uber Eats says pick-up and dine-in account for over 80% of restaurant sales globally .

“We want to support the sustainable growth of the restaurant industry and make our local communities more economically vibrant places to do business. That’s why we’re launching a new service to help bricks and mortar restaurants grow their business, while providing users with a quick and convenient way to access food on-the-go. Although this is primarily a test and learn opportunity, we look forward to receiving feedback from customers as we seek to optimise the service,” Uber Eats UK and Ireland general manager Toussaint Wattinne said.

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