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Global takeaway food app could create hundreds of new jobs in Northern Ireland

Food delivery app Uber Eats could create hundreds of jobs in Belfast
Food delivery app Uber Eats could create hundreds of jobs in Belfast
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

A popular global food delivery app has entered the Belfast market potentially creating "hundreds" of jobs.

Uber Eats, which has a presence in North America, Australasia, Europe, Asia and Africa, has partnered with 20 restaurants here, including McDonald's.

The on-demand food delivery app, which can order millions of meals around the world from a range of restaurants and takeaways, has also listed Frankie & Benny's and Bombay Brasserie among its Belfast partner list.

Toussaint Wattinne, general manager of Uber Eats in the UK, said: "We're hugely excited to be launching in Belfast... people in the city can now use Uber Eats to get the food they want, when they want it, in just 30 minutes or less.

"With hundreds of dishes to choose from, Uber Eats has something for everyone, whatever the occasion or location - whether that's dinner at home, breakfast at work or a snack when out with friends.

"The Uber Eats app is really simple to use and orders are charged straight to your card so there's no need for cash."

Another spokesman for the firm told the Belfast Telegraph that hundreds of new jobs could be created. He said: "We expect hundreds of people to sign up to deliver great local food with Uber Eats over the coming months."

The news comes as Deliveroo, NI's only other takeaway delivery firm, revealed it was expanding its bike delivery operations beyond Belfast.

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson said he met representatives of the company in London last month to hear about its expansion plans into Bangor, Lisburn and Londonderry. The company has already partnered with 100 Belfast-based restaurants.

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