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Meet UberEATS, a delivery service that will get your food to you in under 10 minutes

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Uber has made hailing cabs a thing of the past in major cities across the world and now it's taking the food world by storm by launching a takeaway delivery service.

Titled UberEats, the new section on the original taxi app allows users to order food from popular local restaurants and have it delivered to them within minutes. 

So far it's launched in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Barcelona and the transportation giant says they will expand soon.

The daily changing menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks such as wine and beer. 

This week’s menu in New York features a lobster roll, kale Caesar salad and a bestselling burger from top eateries.

In LA, it's proven to be incredibly popular and where Uber have grown its roster of restaurants, added a brunch service on the weekends and cut down delivery times to 10 minutes or less. 

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So is it really as easy as booking an Uber taxi? Users can slide over to the 'Eats' section  (only visible when you’re in the coverage area) on their Uber app, enter their address or move a pin to their location, tap 'View menu' where a list of dishes will appear, and hit 'Place order'. Uber promises a driver will arrive with a hot meal within minutes.

“We thought, ‘What can Uber bring to this field that’s special and magical?” says Jason Droege, the man behind Uber's experimental ventures, “and our delivery time is pretty magical.”

Rather than waiting for customers to place an order and then battling traffic to deliver it, Uber drivers pick up batches of orders from participating restaurants in temperature controlled bags. Then they drive around and wait until a customer requests it.

We can't confirm when it'll arrive in the UK, but since London was one of the first cities to get the car service outside of America, it could be very soon. Hold on tight readers.

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