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Uber Eats is offering free delivery for orders placed with black-owned restaurants

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Free Delivery Uber Eats

Uber is stepping up and showing that they support the Black Lives Matter movement through offering free Uber Eats deliveries for any order placed with a black-owned restaurant from now until the end of 2020.

"We are committed to supporting the Black community," CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement. "As a starting point, we will use Uber Eats to promote Black-owned restaurants while making it easier for you to support them, with no delivery fees for the remainder of the year."

Now, when users open their Uber Eats app they will see a new banner announcing this promotion. Users ...

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Is it safe to take an Uber or Lyft right now?

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Many states have started to slowly open back up and we have been receiving many inquiries on whether or not it is now safe to take rideshares once again. Based on our research and conversations with many rideshare drivers, we do feel taking an Uber or Lyft is a relatively low risk activity as long as you take the following precautions.

  1. Always wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer to use after you touch the car door handle. Uber is even rolling out a new technology to verify that both the driver and rider are wearing masks during the entire ...
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How to Order Uber Eats Family Style Meals

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 8 months, 1 week ago

In an effort to help busy families during Covid-19, Uber has announced a new feature within their Uber Eats app, Family Style Meals. Family style meals will offer larger portions and value meals from participating Uber Eats restaurant partners.

To order a family style meal, open your Uber Eats app and then tap on “Family Style Meals”. According to Uber and depending on the restaurant, “menu options will include curated menus focused on larger portions intended to be shared, or a combination of items from mains, appetizers / sides, desserts and beverages that offer value and savings”.

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Uber lays off about 3,700 employees over Zoom

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 8 months, 1 week ago

It is hard to find an industry that has not been impacted by Covid-19 but few industries have been more affected than the travel industry. In a leaked video, Uber exec, Ruffin Chevaleau, tells employees that Uber’s business is down by more than half. She then proceeds to layoff 3,500 workers. "With trip volume down, the difficult and unfortunate reality is there is not enough work for many front-line customer support employees," she said. "As a result we are eliminating 3,500 front-line customer support roles. Your role is impacted and today will be your last working day with Uber."

While ...

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Uber Now Requiring all Drivers and Riders to Wear Face Masks

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rider Community 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Uber Drivers Required to Wear Masks

As states begin to loosen Coronavirus restrictions and open back up, Uber is thinking ahead on how to best “restart” their rideshare business. According to CNN Business, Uber executives met last week to discuss new policies for both drivers and riders to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. 

One such policy is the requirement of face masks to be worn by both drivers and riders. Not only is Uber stating that they are requiring face masks to be worn when within rideshares but they are also developing new technology that will be able to detect if their drivers ...

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