Uber Eats to launch in Ireland later this year

While Uber might be considering shutting down its ride-hailing business in some key markets, it continues to expand its food delivery business into new markets.

Uber's food delivery service Uber Eats is expanding to over 100 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, TechCrunch reports.

The cities stretch across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 40 new cities in the United Kingdom, 35 cities in France, and new services in Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Romania, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. Presently, Uber Eats operates in 200 cities around the globe, including some locations where Uber's primary ride-hailing service has yet to launch. It's even available in some locations where Uber's ride-hailing service hasn't been launched yet.

The rollout follows a quarter where UberEats generated a profit in 45 of the over 200 cities where it was operating, according to the company.

While Uber has struggled over the previous year, its Uber Eats division has been doing fairly well.

Launched back in June 2016, Uber Eats allows customers to order takeaway food online from participating restaurants and chains such as fast food McDonald's and Krispy Kreme amongst others. Jason Droege runs Uber Everything and the food delivery service has seen significant growth under his leadership. It delivers from nearly 7,000 McDonald's locations in 20 countries across the globe.

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