Uber Eats plans to expand in Canada beyond restaurant delivery

TORONTO — When Uber chose Toronto for the global debut of its Eats service in December 2015, Faye Pang recalls the tech giant had just 10 employees taking up a small space in the ride-hailing company’s office.

…”Delivery in general is really underpenetrated in Canada, relative to other countries globally,” said Pang, Uber Eats Canada’s head of restaurant operations, in an interview. “As big as we think Uber Eats is today, there is still a lot of room to grow.”

The data appears to support her outlook. According to Ipsos Foodservice Monitor research, delivery and take-out accounted for eight per cent of sales for quick service restaurants and six per cent of full-service restaurants sales in Canada for the first quarter of 2018.

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