Uber Eats is welcoming a new company under its umbrella. The company has acquired Momofuku Chef David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant startup: Ando. The pricing and terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but Ando announced on its website that it will be closing its operations in the interim.
“We are committed to investing in technology that helps consumers, delivery, and restaurant partners alike,” said Jason Droege, Head of Uber Everything, in a statement to TechCrunch. “Ando’s insights will help our restaurant technology team as we work with our restaurant partners to grow their business.”
This acquisition calls attention to a possible change in strategy for UberEats, with Ando’s speed and quality of food making the business an attractive buy for the delivery company. This announcement comes just about six months after Ando took on new CEO Andy Taylor, who was previously Chief Executive of Hale and Hearty.
“We’ve worked with Uber to power our delivery from the start, and we’re excited our team and technology will play a role in their vision of building the world’s leading food delivery service going forward,” Ando wrote on its company website following the announcement of the acquisition. “…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.”
Tech Crunch reported that, since launching in May 2016, Ando had been working with Uber Eats as a delivery partner, alongside other delivery services, as well as a few of its own delivery people.
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