Uber Eats, the food platform at home of the US multinational, will be present in 50 Spanish cities before the end of the year. The company will accelerate its expansion by making a total of 31 openings in 2019 in destinations such as La Coruña, Bilbao, Cádiz and Granada.
"By 2020, the goal is to get closer to the 100 cities," he said yesterday at a meeting with the media Manel Pujol, general director of Uber Eats in Spain. The executive also highlighted the growth of the home-based food market, which now accounts for between 10 and 15% of the turnover of the restaurants in which we operate.
Uber Eats collaborates with more than 5,000 establishments and aims to exceed 8,000 before the end of the year. In addition, the company plans to boost the growth of virtual restaurants, those that do not serve the public and only operate online. "There are companies like Goiko Grill that already have kitchens designed for this purpose. That way they are more efficient and reduce the temporality of their business, "Pujol explained.
Under the focus of the Inspection
The CEO of Uber Eats also referred to the employment situation of the fast food sector, after a ruling known this week determined that the delivery drivers operating with Deliveroo are false self-employed.
«In our case, the model is simple and transparent. Simply turn off the application to stop working with us, there are no penalties. There is a debate on the sector and we are seeing how to fit our bussines, but we must bear in mind that we have come to stay, "explained Pujol.
As anticipated by ABC, the Work inspection has put the focus on these platforms after the barrage of complaints about the alleged labor exploitation of its workers. The general director of Uber Eats recognizes that the Inspection "has knocked on the door of all the companies in the sector", but he assures that the concrete results of his investigation are still unknown.