Start-up and “delivery-only restaurant” Ando has been obtained by Uber Eats, according to TechCrunch. Ando is located in New York, but will cease its delivery of cheesesteak sandwiches and chicken-fingers upon merging with Uber’s food delivery company.
Ando posted a notice on their website’s homepage which reads,
Starting Jan 22nd, 2018, we will no longer be serving customers in New York — online or via our Union Square location — as we will be immediately starting to integrate with Uber Eats. To all our customers, thank you for inviting us into your homes and offices. You were as much a part of this company as all of us, and it was a pleasure serving each of you.
David Chang, the owner of Ando and the Momofuku Group, opened the restaurant in 2016 with the help of Expa (another start-up company in San Francisco), co-founder Garrett Camp, and Expa partner Hooman Radfar.
Camp is also the co-founder of Uber Eats.
Uber Eats has locations in 120 North American cities like Atlanta, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Honolulu, Chicago, Ottawa, as well as parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa.
Jason Droege, who is in charge of UberEverything said,
We are committed to investing in technology that helps consumers, delivery and restaurant partners alike. Ando’s insights will help our restaurant technology team as we work with our restaurant partners to grow their business.
While Uber has had their fair share of troubles recently, Uber Eats has been one of the company’s few positive ventures, so we’ll have to see how much the acquisition of Ando helps in the maintenance of their consistently lowering reputation.
[via The Verge]