Moving Together on New Year’s Eve
What happens when millions of people come together on one night looking for safe, reliable rides? We learned that in many ways, we all move together. From Cape Town to Paris to San Francisco, we all celebrate in similar ways: from when we head out to celebrate, to when we head home (except for the late-night partiers in Paris).
In the last year we added more than 200 cities to the Uber network. This New Year’s Eve, a team of more than 2,000 employees and hundreds of thousands of incredible driver partners worked around the clock to deliver two million safe, reliable rides.
So here’s to 2015: a big, bold new year. Thank you for including us on your journeys—we’re so glad you’ve joined us for ours.
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–