UberEATS launches in Reno-Sparks, bringing new food delivery service


UberEATS is shaking things up for the restaurant industry in Reno and Sparks. The food delivery app, designed by Uber and launched in Reno-Sparks Wednesday, allows users to have food delivered from nearly 50 local restaurants.

"I think it's definitely a major step for Reno," said Ryan Goldhammer, owner of Noble Pie Parlor in Reno.

The pizza shop is using UberEATS to deliver it's food to customers. Goldhammer says he hopes this will bring new customers to the business.

"Maybe increasing the delivery volume by 300, 400 [or] 500 percent. It might keep us busier during the middle of the day too," said Goldhammer.

Noble Pie Parlor is one of about 45 restaurants that are signed up with the delivery service. Customers can download the UberEATS app on an iOS or android for free. It costs a flat fee of $5.99 to have food delivered, regardless of how much the order costs.

"The pricing you see in the restaurant is the same as the pricing you see online, so there's no additional markup. It's just a flat $5.99," said Clay Carroll, spokesperson for UberEATS.

Carroll says this he anticipate local restaurants will benefit from their new food delivery service.

"They're able to reach more consumers and they don't have to worry about trying to think through a delivery driver. We let the restaurant do what they do really well which is cook food," added Carroll.

Some local businesses participating include Blind Onion Pizza, Spicy Pickle, and Rawbry. For a full list, click here.

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