EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - UberEATS launched in El Paso Thursday morning. The new foodie tech works similar to Uber's ridesharing app. It's a free download on your phones app store. You order your food from several local restaurants through the app and an Uber driver will pick up your order and deliver it to you.
You can use your Uber account and attached credit card on file, if you are already signed up, or you can newly register.
Dozens of local restaurants are joining the service including Forti's Mexican Elder, Avila's, The Pizza Joint, just to name a few.
El Pasoan Irvin Corona downloaded the app first thing Thursday morning. He says he's a student and works full time, often leaving him with little time to drive and get food.
"I am very limited by time for food so I think it's very helpful," Corona said.
Lauren Martin is a marketing manager for UberEATS. She says the app will help spur business in El Paso.
"It's a great option for restaurants. The ones we're working with are able to expand their reach, get their food out to people in new ways," Martin said.
State Representative Joe Moody agrees and says the new option for consumers will help business.
"Families are looking for these opportunities, those new businesses are looking for these opportunities," Moody said.
He also believes it will help increase employment across town.
Our media partners at The City Magazine broke the story of UberEATS arrival on Monday. Editor in Chief at The City Magazine Shelley Mozelle says this is a clear sign of El Paso's growth.
"I don't think we realize until we have someone as big as UberEATS come to El Paso," Mozelle said.
UberEATS is offering your first order free. All you have to do is enter the promo code ELPASOEATS.