Uber Eats today announced it has partnered with Olo, the leading digital food ordering platform for the restaurant industry, to integrate directly into the point-of-sale (POS) of leading restaurant brands via Olo Rails. An important distinction for restaurant brands, this partnership allows orders placed by consumers on the Uber Eats website or app to be injected directly into the order stream at the restaurant, drastically improving order accuracy and operational efficiencies for restaurant operators.
“We’re excited to partner with Olo,” said Liz Meyerdirk, Uber Eats Global Head of Business Development. “This integration will streamline the Eats ordering experience and help restaurants benefit from the strength and reach of our platforms.”
Rails is Olo’s solution that makes it easy for restaurant brands to publish their menus, prices, and location information on participating third-party marketplaces, like Uber Eats, in order to drive incremental sales, simplify workflows and manage orders in multiple places.
“Our mission is to make digital ordering accessible and simple for leading restaurant brands, and we are thrilled to now be able to offer direct connectivity to Uber Eats for our thousands of restaurant partners,” stated Noah Glass, Founder & CEO of Olo. “Today’s leading restaurants recognize the importance of providing access to digital ordering through various channels, and with this integration, our restaurant partners can benefit from the ordering power and scale of Uber Eats as a leading delivery option in markets across the world.”
About Uber Eats
Uber Eats allows people to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal at the touch of a button, and have it delivered reliably and quickly. Since launching the Eats app three and a half years ago, the business has leveraged Uber’s technology and logistics expertise to serve 500+ cities globally and partner with more than 220,00 restaurants, all while keeping average delivery time under 30 minutes.
Olo powers digital ordering and delivery programs that connect restaurant brands to the on-demand world. Olo’s platform enables millions of orders per week across every stage of restaurant ecommerce, from fully-branded guest interfaces to the back-of-house order management features that keep over 60,000 restaurants running smoothly. Orders from Olo interact seamlessly with existing restaurant systems to help brands capture demand from brand direct website and apps, marketplaces, social media channels, and virtual assistant devices like the Amazon Echo. In 2018, Olo surpassed 100 million orders for the year, allowing consumers to order ahead and get meals delivered from the restaurants they love, such as Applebee’s (DIN), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Chili’s (EAT), Denny’s (DENN), Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Jamba Juice (JMBA), Noodles & Company (NDLS), Shake Shack (SHAK), sweetgreen, Wingstop (WING), and more. Learn more at www.olo.com. SKIP THE LINE®