Ridesharing service Uber will soon start delivering groceries in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The company announced plans to debut its latest offering in a press release on Monday, noting that grocery delivery is set to launch first in Dallas and Miami sometime later this month. Grocery delivery will be available on both the Uber and UberEats apps, and subscribers to the company’s EatsPass subscription program are entitled to free delivery on orders over $30.
It’s an interesting move for the company, which has struggled during the pandemic, forcing Uber to lay off 25 percent of its staff back in May. “Over the last six months, it’s become increasingly clear that grocery delivery is not only popular, but often a necessity,” the release reads. “We expect to see this trend continue as people across the world look for new ways to save time and stay safe.”
Uber has quietly been testing grocery delivery in Dallas and beyond. At present, the UberEats app boasts produce and “butcher” boxes via restaurant supply company Sysco, which are not yet available for delivery. Dubbed Sysco at Home, UberEats users can order boxes like the Fiesta Pack, which includes chicken and beef fajita meat, chorizo, and carne picada for $75. The “Top Your Greens” veggie box, priced at $25, includes potatoes, cucumbers, onions, crimini mushrooms, broccoli, and red peppers.
Uber has not yet announced an official debut date for its grocery delivery service, but Eater has reached out to see when it’s set to arrive. Stay tuned for an update.