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Amazon Shuts Down U.S. Restaurant Delivery Service

Amazon Shuts Down U.S. Restaurant Delivery Service

Amazon will discontinue Amazon Restaurants, its in-house food delivery service, as of June 24, an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement shared with GeekWire. The decision comes six months after Amazon Restaurants closed its London operation in December 2018.

Launched in 2015, Amazon Restaurants operates in 20 U.S. cities, providing Prime members with a platform for ordering meals from local eateries and restaurants. Members could order via either the Amazon Restaurants web site or the Prime Now shopping app.

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“Many of the small number of employees affected by this decision have already found new roles at Amazon, and others will be provided personalized support to find a new role within, or outside of, the company,” the Amazon spokesperson said.

Amazon also will be closing Daily Dish, its workplace lunch delivery service, on June 14.

Despite the Restaurants exit, Amazon will still sell nonperishable food from its e-Commerce giant, and continues to deliver groceries from Whole Foods via Prime Now in nearly 100 U.S. markets. Additionally, Amazon led a $575 million funding in the UK-based food delivery service, Deliveroo, in May.

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