Five Years and 311 Cities Later
In 2008, on a snowy night in Paris, Garrett Camp and I had trouble getting a cab. Garrett had this idea, “Why can’t we just tap a button and get a ride?”
Five years ago today, we launched Uber in San Francisco. Now more than 1 million drivers have provided hundreds of millions of rides and that simple question has transformed into a global transportation network available in 311 cities and 58 countries around the world.
We started out trying to make it easier to get around San Francisco. Now we’re working to solve some of the biggest challenges cities face: safer roads, congestion, and economic opportunity. That is a vision made possible by the amazing drivers who are moving their communities every day.
Five years in, our vision for Uber is still evolving. Looking back at where we’ve been is incredible. Where we’re going together is even better.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–