In line with the numerous tie-ups which Uber makes with brands in other domains, the U.S. based cab hailing app and Indian restaurant discovery (and ordering) platform Zomato have now announced a new partnership, allowing you to book rides to your favourite eating joints, directly through Zomato’s app.
The partnership has been rolled out to Zomato users in 28 cities across the US, India, Australia, Canada, the UK, South Africa, UAE, New Zealand and other countries. The feature was made available to Zomato users in London and South Africa last week.
Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder and COO of Zomato, said,
We’re constantly looking for ways to make every meal, for everyone, a great experience. This partnership makes eating out more convenient with the Zomato app connecting to Uber services seamlessly.
Eric Alexander, Head of Business, Asia – Uber, said,
We are delighted to be expanding the scope of our partnership with Zomato. Across six continents, Uber allows riders to connect with their cities in new ways. Through this API integration, Zomato users in 13 countries will now be able to reach those hidden gems in their cities seamlessly and in style.
Uber is known for partnering with companies worldwide, who provide services which involve logistical requirements. And while Uber already has numerous such agreements floating around, this partnership will be specially beneficial for Zomato, which, after multiple acquisitions, is now looking to establish a firm footing across all of its markets.
Once a user has found a place to dine at or have drinks at using the Zomato app, a single tap on the Uber button on the restaurant page will allow one to find the nearest Uber. In addition to seeing the estimated fare and how long it will take for the Uber to arrive, one will also be able to choose the Uber service that best suits one’s need.