The San Francisco based tech company, Uber Technologies Inc., was founded in 2009 by Garrett Camp (also the founder of StumbleUpon), and Travis Kalanick.
The company made its foray into food delivery in August, 2014 with the launch of the UberFRESH service in Santa Monica, California. In 2015, the platform was renamed to UberEATS and the ordering software was released as its own application, separate from their UberRIDES app. At the same time, they expanded the platform to include Barcelona, Chicago, and New York City. UberEATS continued to expand throughout the second half of 2015.