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UberEats Still Delivering Food Despite Uber Suspending Service

After Proposition 1 failed to pass

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

UberEats, the restaurant delivery service, is still running despite Uber suspending service in Austin today. This was confirmed by a rep for UberEats. Both Uber and Lyft both stopped running after Proposition 1, the ballot proposal regarding ride-hailing regulations, failed to pass.

Curbed Austin reports that the defeat of Proposition 1 means that Uber and Lyft drivers would have to undergo fingerprint background checks starting in February 2017. In response to the results, the two companies decided to stop service starting today.

Chi'lantro owner Jae Kim is offering now-former Uber and Lyft drivers jobs as catering delivery drivers for his Korean-Mexican fusion company.

Uber launched UberEats in Austin last summer starting with lunch service. It expanded with a standalone app and longer delivery hours from morning to midnight.