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Uber now delivering food in one part of Connecticut

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Uber is no longer just a taxi service for smartphone users.

Uber Connecticut announced on Wednesday that it launched UberEATS in New Haven. The ride share company touted the app as a food delivery service.

It officially kicked off at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Uber said it partnered with more than 40 restaurants, including Soul de Cuba, Junzi Kitchen, Tarry Lodge, Chao Restaurant, and Pacifico.

"We do offer delivery in town and we're still going to offer delivery in town," Steve Bayusik with Tarry Lodge said. "But what Uber allows us to do is expand our reach to customers outside of the immediate Yale area."

Right now, New Haven is the only Connecticut location. The plan is to expand the service. 

Users pick a New Haven location where driver can deliver the food. Then, the user selects the restaurant and places the order with cost broken down to include the food and delivery fee. The app even allows the user to track your order and gives the user an approximate wait time.

"I think it definitely can be worth it if it's late at night," James Post, of New Haven, said. "And I really want some food from a restaurant but I don't want to go get it."

The company said delivery will be free for a limited time to celebrate the app's launch.

People in New Haven can also get $10 off their first order using the code "CONNEATS" on the app.

Here's how to order:

  • Download the app from the iOS or Android Google Play stores or by heading to ubereats.com.
  • Tell Uber the address of where to deliver.
  • Browse the menus of local restaurants.
  • Check out with a tap by using a credit card that's on file.
  • Track the order.

See more here.

Uber said people in New Haven will have hundreds of dishes to choose from, all of which can be delivered to their doors.

It also said restaurants can now tap into the Uber delivery network to expand their businesses and reach new potential customers.

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