Uber announced last week that it would help customers support black-owned businesses and restaurants through its app.
In an email to customers, the company announced that users in major cities would be able to access a list of black-owned restaurants through a banner on the Uber Eats home page. The company is also offering free deliveries from those restaurants as a means to entice business.
The company also announced plans to offer discounted rides to other black-owned businesses through its ride-hailing platform.
"We are committed to supporting the Black community. As a starting point, we will use Uber Eats to promote Black-owned restaurants while making it easier for you to support them, with no delivery fees for the remainder of the year," the company said. "And in the coming weeks, we will offer discounted rides to Black-owned small businesses, who have been hit hard by COVID-19, to help in their recovery."