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.
UberEATS will continue operating in Austin. No fingerprint background checks required to deliver food. pic.twitter.com/WgW0o5gzGu— Nathan Bernier (@KUTnathan) May 9, 2016
Chi'lantro owner Jae Kim is offering now-former Uber and Lyft drivers jobs as catering delivery drivers for his Korean-Mexican fusion company.
(1 of 2) If you lost your job from @uber or @lyft in #Austin as a driver, we are happy to help you and get you a job— Chi'Lantro (@ChiLantroBBQ) May 8, 2016
(2of2) as one of our catering delivery drivers. Please email us your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks.— Chi'Lantro (@ChiLantroBBQ) May 8, 2016
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.