Uber Eats to support local restaurants, waives delivery fee

The company announced Monday they will be waiving their delivery fee when you order from local restaurants.

Uber Eats announced Monday an effort to support local restaurants across the country during the public health crisis centered around the Coronavirus.

In an email to customers, the company states, “As more people stay home, local restaurants need your business more than ever. That’s why we’re waiving the Delivery Fee for all orders from every independent restaurant on Uber Eats—more than 100,000 local restaurants on the app.

To support local restaurants and pay no Delivery Fee, look out for the EAT LOCAL banner in the app. Delivery Fees will be automatically waived on all applicable orders, which we hope will make eating from your local favorites even easier.

Uber Eats is committed to supporting our community, and helping to keep you safe.

  • Contactless deliveries: To help you feel confident about safe delivery, we’ve made it easier to have food left at your doorstep, and are working to provide delivery people with sanitization materials. As always, your food items aren’t touched once they’ve been packed by the restaurant.
  • Helping affected delivery people: We continue to support Uber delivery people and drivers with financial assistance in the event of a COVID–19 diagnosis or exposure, preventing them from working.
  • Supporting our community: We’re committing 300,000+ free meals on Uber Eats to healthcare workers and first responders in the US and Canada. We know that the work of medical and crisis response teams can be tireless, and the hours long which is why we want to help even in a small way.

Finally, remember to tip your delivery person who is working hard to get your meals from the restaurant to your door.

The coming weeks will be challenging for all of us. We are committed to working with our restaurant partners, government agencies, first responders, and communities at large to keep people safe and fed.

We’re in this together. Let’s support our community, let’s eat local.”


Uber Eats announced Monday, March 16th they will be waiving the delivery fee when customers order from local restaurants.

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