VIDEO: UberEATS launches in the Loop

By Abigail Hodgson

Foodies in Chicago don’t have to fret.

Powered by the same mobile app people request ride-shares from, Uber launched its lunch-delivery service Tuesday in Chicago and New York.

For a flat $3 delivery fee, Uber will arrive curbside with your meal in 10 minutes or less.

The app will offer two dishes from local restaurants on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu for the week is posted online. Options will range from $9 to $13 every day and won’t have a surge charge that consumers usually see during high-demand hours.

Uber is entering a crowded meal delivery market with established competitors like Chicago-based GrubHub. The company is currently operating in River North and the Loop, but says it plans to expand hours and location.

Photo at top: UberEATS launched in downtown Chicago on Tuesday. (Abigail Hodgson/Medill)