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Hungry Uber users in Fort Worth will soon be able to use the mobile app to send food to their door.

Uber will launch its food delivery service UberEATS in Fort Worth on Aug. 29, teaming up with restaurants like East Hampton Sandwich Co., Galligaskins Submarines and Z’s Café to bring burgers, salads, sandwiches and other meals to customers.

The service will be available to customers within Loop 820. Anyone on the campus of Texas Christian University will be able to use the app early, starting Aug. 22.

Users download the UberEATS app from iTunes or Google Play, log into their Uber account, choose a restaurant and select what they want to order. After placing an order, an Uber driver will be sent to deliver the food. The app also has a feature that allows users to track their orders.

Food prices will be set by each individual restaurant. Uber will charge a $3.99 delivery fee on top of the cost of food but will temporarily waive the fee at the launch of the service.

“Our goal is to make requesting a meal as easy as getting a ride,” said Jordan Chapman, the Dallas-Fort Worth general manager of UberEATS. “UberEATS not only provides a new way for people to get the food they love, it creates new economic opportunities for delivery partners and enables Fort Worth’s best restaurants to connect with more customers – all at the touch of a button!”

Uber’s food delivery service comes two months after the Fort Worth City Council voted to require transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft to apply for an operating license in order to do business in the city. Other than the operating license, companies will not need to comply with any other city, state or federal laws except those already in place.

UberEATS is already available in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and other cities around the U.S. and the world. The service is also available in Austin, despite the fact that Uber pulled its ridesharing business from the city after voters opted for stricter TNC regulation.

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