US food delivery Are Uber Eats or Postmates increasing the number of restaurants on their platforms?

With COVID-19 leading to a decline in dining out, many restaurants have opted to join online ordering apps.

04 Jun 2020
  • As of April 2020, Uber Eats had nearly half a million restaurants (457,763) on its platform, almost double the number in April 2019 (229,092).
  • In March, the net addition (percentage added minus removed) of restaurants on the Uber Eats platform was 21% in Las Vegas and 18% in San Francisco, while in New York it was 8%.
  • Net additions dropped in April and were negative in Las Vegas (-5%) and New York (-4%).
  • Postmates has 441,266 restaurants on its platform in April 2020, nearly double the 225,131 it had in April 2019.
  • The number also increased slightly vs. January 2020's 422,162 restaurants.

Uber Eats: Total Number of Restaurants

Source: UBS Evidence Lab

Uber Eats: Net Additions (% Added minus Removed)

Source: UBS Evidence Lab

Postmates: Total Number of Restaurants

Source: UBS Evidence Lab