News: Uber acquires delivery only restaurant business Ando
Jeff Bezos may have become the king of everything by catching some of the action with last year's Whole Foods acquisition but the Uber food delivery branch, Uber Eats, has just announced that they acquired Ando, a delivery-only restaurant founded by Momofuku owner and chef David Chang.
According to Ando’s website, the company is shutting down its service effective immediately as they begin to “integrate with Uber Eats.” What’s Ando? Well, the "ghost" kind of restaurant (ie. a restaurant with no physical location) that serves cheesesteak and fried chicken (amongst other tasty bits) and that uses tech to maintain food freshness during delivery.
With so many competitors (like Deliveroo, Grubhub, and Caviar to name just a few) looking to carve out a niche in the food delivery game, Uber Eats’ partnership with Ando is likely just the first of more joint ventures.
As for Ando, they gain access to a larger audience for their signature cuisine and the chance to set the standard for restaurant technology as Uber Eats continues to build out their menu of future restaurant partners.