“As we face the uncertainty of this health crisis together with our restaurant partners, we are thinking about how best to support independent restaurants in the U.S. & Canada that have been most significantly affected,” reads a statement on the company’s website. “We know the success of every restaurant depends on customer demand. That’s why we’re working urgently to drive orders towards independent restaurants on Eats, to help make up for the significant slowdown of in-restaurant dining.”
The waiving of the delivery fee will apply to 100,000 independent restaurants across the U.S. and Canada on Uber Eats. The food delivery giant is also offering promotion within its app and website to drive traffic to local restaurants.