LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

More restaurants delivering take-out food with UberEats

So a burger sounds great, but strapping your toddlers into their car seats for a ride to the restaurant doesn’t?

Now there’s UberEats in Snohomish County.

The take-out food delivery service has been operating in south county, Everett and Marysville since the first of the year.

For consumers, the service helps on busy days. And many restaurant owners have seen a spike in business, said Uber spokesman Nathan Hambley.

Uber driver William Stephens, 25, of Everett, started working for the company two years ago. For the past year Stephens has taken primarily UberEats jobs.

“For a small fee — $1.99 to $5.99 — depending on their distance from the restaurant, people can get their meals delivered in minutes,” Stephens said. “I deliver to offices, homes, hotels and even the beach.”

Seaun Richards, 59, owner of the Red Onion ( on 44th Avenue W. in Mountlake Terrace, can’t say enough good about UberEats.

The service has resulted in up to 50 additional orders a day at his hamburger joint, Richards said. At $15 for an average order, that’s a significant increase in business, which has allowed him to hire more people at Red Onion. As a Mountlake Terrace city councilman, Richards believes that’s good for his community, too.

Even though Uber takes a whopping 35 percent of each order, Richards said it’s still a good deal for him. If a mistake is made on the order, Uber takes responsibility and makes it right, he said.

And it’s good public relations. Lots of UberEats customers have become walk-in regulars, Richards said.

UberEats customer Joni Jackson of Lynnwood uses the service to save time.

“For me it’s all about convenience,” Jackson said. “Sometimes to keep my kids happy, I will order from different places and the food arrives all at the same time. We still sit down to dinner together.”

OK. Here’s how it works:

Go to or download the app, register an account with an email address, password, name, mobile phone number, credit card information, etc.

Order your food from your preferred restaurant. In the Everett area, the restaurants include chains such as McDonald’s, Denny’s, Buzz Inn and Quiznos, but also Kama’aina Grindz, Cafe Zippy, Scuttlebutt Brewing, Bargreen’s, Lombardi’s, Moontree Asian Tapas, Mazatlan, Dos Reales, Bento Factory, J Ramen & Sushi, Lanna Thai, Apple Tree Teriyaki & Wok, Sno-Isle Food Co-op, Valley Organic Deli, Gyros Plus and Mahal Indian Cuisine.

The order is emailed to the restaurant and nearby Uber drivers are alerted. The pickup happens within about 15-30 minutes and then the driver delivers as fast as he or she can.

“Easy,” Jackson said.

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