The goal of restaurant delivery services is to make it easier for consumers to grab a quick bite when schedules are too busy.
This week, Uber announced its courier service, UberRUSH, will no longer be making restaurant deliveries. The reasoning behind this decision was due to the shortage of drivers. The same drivers used for UberRUSH as well as the company’s food delivery service UberEATS were from the same group of Uber’s regular drivers, causing a shortage around mealtimes.
An Uber spokesperson commented on the company’s future plans for UberRUSH. She said, “We built UberEATS to specifically meet the needs and support the growth of our individual restaurant partners. Moving forward, we will focus UberRUSH on powering backend delivery logistics for merchants and enterprises such as grocery stores and florists.”
Starting May 8, those looking to get restaurant deliveries from Uber drivers will need to rely on the company’s UberEATS service.