UberEats launches pay-at-table and ordering feature for restaurants

UberEats has launched a feature allowing users to order and pay for meals while eating at restaurants through its app.

The Dine-In tool is now available in the UK ahead of outdoor hospitality in England reopening on 12 April.

It means customers visiting a restaurant can scan a QR code to browse the menu, order and pay via the UberEats app or website.

The feature initially comes at no extra cost to restaurants or customers as Uber is waiving commissions and payment processing fees for Dine-in orders until 31 December 2021.

The technology has been available in certain US cities since 2019 but Uber has widened its use during the pandemic to reduce the need for shared menus and minimise contact between staff and customers.

It has been trialled at UK locations including Baltic Market in Liverpool and is available to all restaurants currently listed on UberEats.

Toussaint Wattinne, general manager for UberEats in the UK and Ireland, said: “The best way to support restaurants is by getting back out there to support your local, and our new Dine-In feature will enable restaurants to open their doors safely, process orders efficiently, and at no extra cost.”

The food delivery app is active in more than 100 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland and claims 25,000 new restaurants have joined its platform since the pandemic began.

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