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Uber’s food delivery service is coming to Philly

Uber is hiring a general manager to run UberEATS Philadelphia, according to a job listing.

Lunch delivery, anyone? (Photo by Flickr user @protographer23, used under a Creative Commons license)

Uber is expanding its empire in Philadelphia.
The on-demand car service is hiring a general manager in Philadelphia for UberEATS, its food delivery service.
As per the job listing: “As the leader of UberEATS, the GM is responsible for the development and growth of a new business, and requires someone who’s not afraid of being in the weeds and fine tuning even the most specific of details. You are literally developing and rolling out the food delivery ecosystem for Uber.”
A spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on when UberEATS would launch. UberEATS launched in four cities, including New York and Chicago, in late April.
The job listing went live Monday morning, along with a few other local ones.
See the listings
UberEATS would join the handful of other food delivery services in town, including Postmates, high-end option Caviar, Fooda, which focuses on corporate lunch delivery, and a stealth-mode, venture-backed delivery service targeted to restaurants rather than consumers.
Meanwhile, a judge ruled against Uber in their case versus the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Philly Mag reported, though it’s not clear whether that actually means anything in terms of UberX’s operations in Philly.
Update (6/22/15, 4:46 p.m.)
We’ve heard from Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh.
“We’re exploring the possibility,” she writes, “but have no immediate plans to launch this product.”

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