You’ve just flown in for a conference. It’s late. You order a car to the hotel and realize you haven’t had dinner yet. The hunt for something to eat is on.
More and more business travelers are firing up the Uber Eats app and ordering food delivery. And as of Thursday, instead of tracking the order and submitting a receipt to get reimbursed for the meal, Uber Eats has its own business platform, just like Uber for Business for rides. The new product is called — wait for it — Uber Eats for Business.
The business version of the delivery app was piloted with 100 companies and showed that a lot corporate travel spending is on food and meals.
The deliveries will show up in the Uber for Business dashboard for managers and administrators, so it’ll look familiar to regular users. It’ll clearly display what employees are spending on food.
Of course, some companies will continue using Uber Eats separately, even if they already use Uber for Business for rides. But Uber is trying to bring together food delivery and business tools with features like restrictions in certain geofenced locations or certain times of day, or limits on spending per meal. You’ll still be able to separate personal meals from work meals. It’s the same UberEats app, after all.