Uber Eats has announced that it will waive delivery fees for Black-owned restaurants through the end of the year. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called the move a “starting point” for what the company could do in the wake of nationwide unrest.
“We must do better. We know there is no easy solution to the problems we have faced for centuries. We also know that we need to devote our time, energy and resources toward making a difference,” Khosrowshahi stated.
“That’s why we’re making a number of commitments that we will uphold not just this week, but for years to come,” the tech CEO added.
You asked for a way to find Black-owned restaurants on Uber Eats. ? We listened.
You can support and order from Black-owned restaurants across the US & Canada with a $0 Delivery Fee. See app for terms & availability. pic.twitter.com/J2CBMJMfXN
— Uber Eats (@UberEats) June 4, 2020
In addition to waiving delivery fees for Black owned restaurants, the company will also donate $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative and Center for Policing Equity. Also, Uber will offer discounted rides to Black-owned small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Not to mention, Black-owned restaurants will receive a bump in promotion within the Uber Eats app in major U.S. cities.
In recent weeks, a number of social media users have used this time in world history to create Black-owned restaurant guides. For the city of San Diego, travel blogger Gabby Beckford created a list of Black-owned restaurants in the area. In other cities like Los Angeles, Kat Hong put together a list of Black-owned restaurants. These are just a few ways to support Black-owned businesses suffering during the pandemic. Check out these lists or put together one of your own for your city.