Yiss. UberEATS is finally coming to Kuala Lumpur!
This was confirmed by Uber Malaysia themselves via through Instagram posts. Uber also confirmed that trial runs are currently underway in Kuala Lumpur, and lucky users may just be able to spot the riders on the streets 😉
We’re not the first city to get the on-demand meal delivery service, of course.
UberEATS first launched in Toronto and it is already available in 14 other cities such as New York, Paris, and Melbourne. Last year, UberEATS launched in its first Asian market – Singapore. The first standalone app from popular ride-hailing service allows Singaporeans to order food from about 100 of the country’s restaurants.
How does UberEATS work? It utilises the same map-routing algorithms Uber uses to connect drivers and passengers as quickly as possible to avoid cancellations. How does UberEATS get the orders to its customers? It will use a mix of current Uber drivers as well as its own fleet of motorcycle riders to send food to its customers.
But the real challenge lies in gaining and retaining users as there’s already a host of well-established food delivery services in Malaysia such as FoodPanda and PappaDelivery. Still, we can’t wait to give UberEATS a shot. Om nom nom 🙂