Uber Eats has announced that it is serving more than 420 Kenyan eateries on the app, one year since it launched in Kenya.
Some of these popular restaurants include Maritas Bhajia, Crispy Bites Cafe, Mama Rocks, McFrys and Nyama Mama.
“We’re working hard to increase selection, speed, convenience, reliability and affordability across the platform,” says Nic Robertson, General Manager for Uber Eats Middle East and Africa.
“Our technology and logistics expertise has transformed the way people eat – making food for all occasions, in any location available at the push of a button.”
Catering to local needs
While Uber Eats is a global business supporting more than 220,000 restaurants in 500+ cities across the world, in Nairobi, Uber Eats is catering for both big and small, including a single, banquet-style order of over 280 items.
Top items ordered by Nairobians include chicken, chips, Bhaji’s, hamburgers and everyone’s favourite, Build Your Own Noodles. Friday lunch and Sunday dinner have proved the most popular times for Nairobians to order over the past year.
Driving restaurant growth
Uber Eats is helping the restaurant industry grow and innovate, making our communities more economically vibrant places to do business.
“The app gives restaurants the opportunity to get real-time feedback from their customers on their service experience and favourite dishes. The learnings we have gathered around kitchen structures will also assist restaurants in making the most of their assets to drive new revenues,” explains Robertson.
One such example, Uber says, Chanya Mwanyota who owns Mataam Swahili, a local restaurant in Kilimani Road in Nairobi. Not only has she grown her customer base through the Uber Eats app, but she has also successfully opened six virtual restaurants following her success on the app
The firm also added that its delivery-partners are earning more by delivering via Uber Eats than their former day jobs even though the firm claims to be offering the lowest delivery fee in Nairobi. Glovo is doing a lot of work to become the defacto food delivery app in Nairobi and now claims to be the most downloaded app in the food category in Kenya.