Canada's Toronto Pearson Airport, in conjunction with HMSHost, has signed the world's first agreement with Uber Eats, which will see the food delivery service trialled in the airport's Terminal 3 International and Domestic Departures area.
Using the Uber Eats app, passengers can choose to have food from their favourite HMSHost restaurants delivered right to their gate. Outlets taking part in the trial include Caplansky's Deli, Paramount Fine Foods, Smoke's Burritorie, Smashburger, and Fionn MacCools.
The pilot is scheduled to run to the third quarter of 2019, and is available at gates B22–B41 and C30–C36 in Terminal 3.
This isn't the first time such a service has been offered, though it is a first for Uber. Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport partnered with airport delivery service Airport Sherpa in July 2017, while HMSHost launched a similar service called Food Cycle at airports in Memphis, Maui, Honolulu and Chicago.
"Uber Eats' partnership with Toronto Pearson is a perfect example of how our platform is creating unique experiences in unexpected places, beyond rides," said Marcus Womack, Head of Global Airport Products at Uber. "We're making the dining experience a more convenient part of travel, in one of the world's most innovative airports, one meal at a time."
"HMSHost is committed to finding new ways to enhance traveller dining and Uber Eats brings convenience for all guests when they choose to dine with HMSHost," said Neil Thompson, Vice President of Operations, HMSHost. "We are very excited about partnering with Toronto Pearson and Uber Eats to expand the amenities we offer and to providing passengers with an elevated guest experience through delivery service."