Uber Eats, Uber’s food delivery service, is expanding to over 100 cities in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, TechCrunch reports. A spokesperson confirmed that the service will launch for the first time in Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Ukraine, Romania, and the Czech Republic, as well as previously announced markets around the globe.
In the UK, the service will launch in around 40 cities, and France will get the service in 35 new cities. Currently, Uber Eats is operating in 200 cities around the globe, including some location where the company’s primary ride-hailing service hasn’t launched yet.
While Uber has struggled over the last year, its Uber Eats division has been doing fairly well. The service has prospered under Jason Droege, who runs Uber Everything, the portion of Uber’s business that isn’t focused on ride-hailing. According to New York Times, the ncumber of trips by Uber Eats drivers drew more than 24 times between March 201 and March 2017.
McDonalds is largely responsible for the success Uber Eats is seeing, according to BuzzFeed. Uber Eats is now delivering from nearly 7,000 McDonald’s locations in 20 different countries. Financial Times says that Uber Eats is profitable in about a quarter of the market in which its currently operating in. Droege told FT in an interview that Uber Eats had been “more successful than we thought.”