With the successful acquisition of Uber by Grab, many of the services we’re familiar with from the former will be terminated come April 8. That also includes Uber Eats, the company’s food delivery service that was launched back in September 2017.
While the service was limited to certain areas in the Klang Valley, it did have a pretty decent selection and for some, it was also a great alternative to other competing services like Food Panda. So with Uber Eats gone is back to Food Panda again?
Maybe not as it seems that on top of taking over Uber’s Drivers, Grab will also be taking over the Uber Eats arm and launch their own food delivery service called Grab Food. With GrabFood, Grab will bring together all of Uber Eats existing restaurants, delivery partners and customers, aim to be a new major player in the food delivery business.
Grab has also assured that all existing food partners that you see in the Uber Eats app will still be maintained in GrabFood and they intend to add more options and expand delivery areas as well. Essentially what you’ll be getting is basically Uber Eats but repackaged with a new name that so happens to be GrabFood.
Grab has big plans for GrabFood and that’s not only for Malaysia but the entire region as well. In an interview with Channel News Asia, Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said that they planned to expand the GrabFood to all major Southeast Asia (SEA) countries by the first half of this year. With Uber Eats having launched in a couple of SEA countries like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, the groundwork has already been laid for them to start the service up.
For Malaysians, we can still use Uber Eats until May, which is when GrabFood will be launched. After that, it’s just a matter of switching to GrabFood and signing up for a new account and voila, you’re ready to start ordering again.
Source: Rojak Daily