Uber Is Expanding Its Food Delivery Service to 10 U.S. Cities

01/21/2016 at 12:33 PM ET

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Uber is taking its convenience level up a notch.


The ride-along app announced it will launch UberEats, its food-delivery app, by March in 10 U.S. cities – New York, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. – reports The Wall Street Journal.

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The move comes after the tech company tested a 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. service in Toronto. As of now, only lunchtime service, which promises food in 10 minutes or less, is available in a dozen cities. The expansion means UberEats will serve as a standalone app that will let customers make delivery orders from restaurants in each participating city.

So how does it work? Turns out, pretty similar to its core car service system. Once an order is placed, the request will filter through Uber HQ and the closest driver will pick up the order. Driver may take multiple orders at once.

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But, it will cost you. The delivery fee is expected to be about $5 (more than most meal delivery services like seamless) but it will allow for delivery from restaurants that offer delivery service internally, reports Time.com.

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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