Uber Eats is a delivery platform that was launched by Uber in 2014. The platform revolves around a smartphone app that allows customers to browse restaurants near them, then place an order. The restaurant will receive the order, make the food, then hand it over to an independent delivery driver for transport to the customer.
Delivery couriers, called Uber Eats Delivery Partners, are 1099 contractors employed by Uber to fulfill deliveries. The contractors are paid on a weekly basis, and compensated for each delivery they make. They earn a base rate for each delivery, then get to keep the customer tips on top of that wage.