Expand with less hassle and risk
Explore new revenue opportunities
With a delivery-only menu, you can access our marketplace to reach new customers and help increase your profit margins.
Respond to local demand
Uber Eats data can help you identify what people are searching for in your area, so you can build menus that attract more customers.
Experiment with freedom
Virtual restaurants let you test new menus, items, and hours—all without the risks of opening a new brick-and-mortar business.
Starting a virtual restaurant
Step 1: Create a kitchen concept
Developing a separate restaurant concept can increase revenue. We can even help you build a new menu using your existing equipment, operations, and staff.
Step 2: Get in touch with us
Next, you’ll reach out to Support at email@example.com with a menu, hours, photos of your food (we can also coordinate photography), and POS integration.
Step 3: Go live
Once everything is confirmed, we’ll launch your virtual restaurant as a new merchant in the Uber Eats marketplace and you can start taking orders.
Frequently asked questions
- What is a virtual restaurant?
Creating a virtual restaurant through Uber Eats lets restaurant owners host a separate restaurant concept within an existing brick-and-mortar restaurant on Uber Eats.
- What will customers see when they order from a virtual restaurant?
Once your restaurants are activated, customers see 2 restaurants on the Uber Eats app they can order from: your physical restaurant menu and your virtual restaurant menu.
Each virtual restaurant has a unique name, listing, and endorsement in the Uber Eats app that links back to the physical, parent restaurant (you). This way, your customers will always know where their food is coming from.
- What is the benefit of opening a virtual restaurant?
This program allows you to create new brands and deliver new cuisines to customers, without the risk and expense of opening another physical location.
- What are the requirements for opening a virtual restaurant with Uber Eats?
A virtual restaurant must be run out of an existing kitchen licensed by the state to sell food.
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