Tony Hawk drops in as Uber San Diego’s “Rider Zero”
America’s Finest City just got a bit finer.
This morning, Tony Hawk, pro skater and video game phenom, found himself in urgent need of a lift. There were no cabs in sight, so hailing a taxi would have been harder than sticking a 900.
No noob to technology, Tony grabbed his phone and fired up the Uber app. Within minutes, Peter rolled up in a shiny new Benz, and “The Birdman” was on his way.
So begins Uber’s “super secret stealth test mode” in San Diego.
San Diego is a unique market (70 miles of coastline!), so we’re going to be tweaking our pricing, fleet, and placement over the next few weeks.
We’re hiring a General Manager to lead the San Diego market, an analytical Operations Manager to run the supply and partnerships, and a fiery Community Manager to rock marketing, social media, and support. Let us know if you know the perfect person for the job and if we hire your intro we’ve got some free Uber credits coming your way!
Remember, while we’re in “research mode,” you can request a car, but be aware that availability will be limited until our official launch. If you’re able to catch a wave ride, be sure to send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Twitter @Uber_SD.
Know this new SD Uberites, this is for Adventurous Riders Only!
Ubering is not a crime,
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–