Today we are announcing that by the end of the year, Uber Eats will be rolling out into new cities to cover 70% of the U.S. population. We can’t wait to invite restaurants in these cities to leverage the speed of Uber Eats to reach new customers. As part of this roll out, we’re also announcing a new self-signup tool, so as Uber Eats becomes available in these new U.S. cities, restaurants can upload their menus, get set-up and started doing deliveries quicker than before. We’re committed to deeply partnering with restaurants to help them quickly grow their business; already in September 2018, we saw order volume increase 10x compared to two years prior. Restaurants looking to join Uber Eats can sign up here.
We’re excited to continue on our momentum by growing in the U.S. and this new expansion will double our U.S. city count up from the end of 2017.
As Uber Eats grows around the world, expanding our reach in Canada, France, Mexico, Japan and India, we are able to build upon Uber’s technology to continue to grow in markets where our ride-sharing business already exists. However, we are also beginning to launch in markets where ride-sharing is smaller, including some of these new U.S. suburban markets and smaller towns. In 2018, forty percent of new Uber Eats users have been brand new to Uber. It’s exciting to see what’s possible by building on top of Uber’s platform to create new businesses around the world.