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UberEATS app. Photograph courtesy of Uber

UberEATS Is Now Separate From Uber’s App

Mar 15, 2016

Uber announced the launch of its new app on Tuesday—UberEATS.

The company's food delivery had up until now been lumped in with ride-sharing all in the same app, but as Uber (uber) expands its food delivery service it decided that it's necessary to create a separate platform.

"We learned quickly that requesting a ride and ordering a meal are two very different experiences," the company wrote in a press release. "They each deserve their own home."

The new standalone UberEATS will be similar to other food delivery apps. You can browse menus from local restaurants, see which dishes are popular with other customers, and order and pay directly through the app.

The advantage of the original UberEATS was that it offered quick service, promising delivery in as little as 10 minutes. The new app will still offer a similar speedy option with its Instant Delivery menu, though it has a limited number of dishes to choose from.

Fortune previously reported that Uber began testing the new app in Toronto at the tail end of 2015. It is now being extended to iOS and Android users in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with plans to expand to New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Melbourne, and Paris.

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