On-demand car service app Uber has changed the way Dallasites get around the city, and now the company hopes to change how they eat lunch, too. Beginning this Thursday, fire up the Uber app at lunchtime to select the UberEATS option — order lunch from a local restaurant and it'll be delivered curbside in a lightning-quick 10 minutes.
The meal will be charged to your usual Uber payment method, so no need to futz around with cash or tipping. The menu will change daily to offer three different meal options for $8 to $12, as well as drinks and desserts. Thursday's launch will feature the following:
- The Rustic: Signature burger topped with chopped house brisket, white cheddar, green chili, grilled onion, and burger sauce. Served with chips ($12)
- SMOKE: Sliced grilled hanger steak on a bed of arugula dressed with pecan pesto, celery and zested lemon ($12)
- Cafe Momentum: Hickory smoked carrot soup paired with a specialty grilled cheese filled with housemade goat cheese and tomato jam ($11)
Other restaurants that will be featured in the future include Bolsa Mercado, Deep Sushi, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Hospitality Sweet, Ellen’s Southern Kitchen, El Fenix, Fireside Pies, Malai Kitchen, Norma’s Cafe, Joy Macarons, Urban Taco, Unleavened Kitchen, and more.
UberEATS will be available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Downtown, Uptown, and Oak Lawn (map here) with plans to expand the delivery area based on demand. With the popularity of delivery apps like Favor and Caviar, UberEATS certainly has its work cut out for it — but it sounds like it'll be hard to beat the simplicity of ordering lunch from an app you probably use all the time anyway (and getting it in 10 minutes, no less).