Giving thanks to our UberEATS courier partners
This week marked the first anniversary of the UberEATS app launch in DC and to celebrate, we want to take a moment to recognize the amazing fleet of couriers that keep our business moving.
Our mission – getting eaters the food they love at the convenience of Uber speed – wouldn’t be possible without the work our couriers do. From tackling the roads in stormy weather to fulfilling late night cookie craving requests, our couriers play an integral and invaluable role in the story of how we got to where we are today.
A special shoutout of appreciation goes out to Azubuike Onwumere, who holds the title for highest number of EATS deliveries completed this past year. Onwumere has delivered 4,978 orders since joining our platform in July of 2016, citing schedule flexibility and the interactions between restaurants and customers as his favorite aspects of the job.
Azubuike Onwumere, UberEATS courier since July 2016
“That tri-part relationship – that begins with me, [goes to] the restaurants, and the customer eventually. That is the thing that makes me happy,” Onwumere says. “If they’re happy, I know that Uber is happy. I’m happy.”
As we reflect on the past year of UberEATS in DC, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to express our gratitude for the extraordinary efforts our couriers put in to go the extra mile and make the UberEATS experience more memorable.
Thank you so much for an incredible year!
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–