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Food & Wine reports that "Uber Eats announced their new nationwide shipping option which allows customers anywhere in the contiguous United States to order from 16 'beloved merchants' across four cities — with more cities coming soon.

"The launch partners are Bludso's BBQ, Gotta Have S'More, Dreamy Creations, Western Bagel, Lala's Argentine Grill, Lette Macarons, and The Pie Hole, all from Los Angeles; Sarge's Deli, Juice Press, and Wafels & Dinges from New York City; Sergio's, George Stone Crab, Doggi's Arepa Bar, and Sabores Market from Miami; and La Fromagerie and Stirred, not Shaken from San Francisco."

The story says that "in the Uber Eats app, customers will see an option to 'Get far-off cravings shipped.' Tap to browse restaurants and make your selections, and then FedEx will handle the rest (including sending you the tracking info)."

KC's View:

Goldbelly already is doing this, and I'm not sure this will turn into a big business for Uber Eats.   But I'd also guess that it doesn't require a huge investment, and so why not?