INTERNATIONAL – Uber's restaurant delivery business will terminate its service in South Korea, Uber Eats said on Monday.
Facing intense competition in the world’s fourth-largest online food delivery market, the US company is struggling to revamp its brand in South Korea.
“After two years’ partnering with local restaurants to offer convenient, reliable food delivery, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Uber Eats in South Korea at the end of October 14, 2019,” Uber Eats Korea said in a statement, without elaborating on the reasons for the withdrawal.
In South Korea, Uber has faced opposition from taxi drivers and was forced to discontinue a ride-hailing service using private cars in 2015. But it currently offers premium taxi-hailing and licensed taxi-hailing services.
Uber will continue its riding business in the country however, Uber Eats added.