Uber just changed the food delivery game

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Uber just changed the food delivery game

By Gina Acosta - 01/24/2018

Consumers have more reasons than ever before to skip a trip to the grocery store, and now Uber is adding another to the list.

According to TechCrunch, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the company also producing more of the product it’s bringing to its customers. Ando — the delivery-only "restaurant" founded by Momofuku chef David Chang — announced that it has been acquired by Uber Eats.

The move comes at a time of growth for Uber in the food delivery category.

“We’ll be the largest food delivery company in the world this year,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said. 

Online food-delivery platforms such as Uber are expanding choice and convenience for hungry shoppers, allowing customers to order from a wide array of businesses with a single tap of their mobile phone. This is taking share away from retailers who offer prepared foods but may not offer delivery.

Read the TechCrunch story here.