Uber Eats on Monday announced expansion plans across Soweto, saying hundreds of new eaters are downloading the app every week and with a wide range of restaurants to choose from, there’s always an option for any occasion.

Uber Eats – which allows people to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal at the touch of a button – started operating in South Africa’s largest township in May 2019.

The company sais since the launch in May, Soweto has been a very strong performing area for Johannesburg city in terms of consistent weekly growth.

With exciting new expansion prospects on the horizon, Uber Eats said it “is thrilled to add Meadowlands East and Orlando to the app”.

Curating the best selection of restaurants everywhere that Uber Eats operates, from household names to the local family-run restaurants has proved to be a firm favourite amongst Users. This is the case with local favourite restaurant, Just Badela, said the company.

Situated at the heart of Vilikazi street, Dumile Badela decided to open the modern restaurant, butchery and wine cellar back in 2016 to bring locals the food they wanted, when they wanted it. Since joining the app, Just Badela has seen tremendous growth with weekday sales having risen by almost 30%- 40%, said Uber Eats.

“Soweto has opened a world of possibilities in a township that is so strongly connected to authenticity,” the company said.

“Uber Eats has been able to provide a platform for other local foods, tastes and entrepreneurs like Wandies, Just Badela or Moja Cafe to grow their business. Apart from the incredible growth prospects in Soweto, Uber Eats has given locals convenient, reliable and affordable food delivery.”

Uber Eats is currently in over nine cities across South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Soweto).

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