Uber Eats has announced a partnership with Flyt, which will allow restaurants to integrate their food delivery sales into their existing PoS systems.

The partnership will launch with more than 100 stores across the UK and Europe, including UK national chains such as Papa Johns and Boparan Group brands, with more than 1000 restaurants expected to sign up by the end of the year.

Uber Eats said the new technology was expected to save a busy restaurant more than 300 staff hours a year.

In May, Uber acquired of OrderTalk, the online ordering and PoS company – with a source at Uber saying the group was “agnostic” about which technology it uses

In June, Deliveroo announced it was rolling out PoS integration to its restaurant partners, with a new application programming interface (API), available through the platform’s new developer portal.

Toussaint Wattinne, general manager Uber Eats UKI, said: “While Uber Eats is undoubtedly driving significant growth for many restaurants, we’ve also heard from owners that operating two point of sale systems can be inefficient and time consuming. In response to feedback from restaurants, we’re excited to be able to leverage Flyt’s point-of-sale technology to offer our restaurant-partners access to a simple and seamless way to integrate food delivery into their day to day operations.

Tom Weaver, chief executive of Flyt, said its PoS technology would enable customer orders to be directly processed via existing PoS, reducing the processing time for front of house teams to get the orders to the kitchen and minimising manual keying errors.

He said: “We’re delighted to welcome Uber Eats to the Flyt platform. They’ve joined the integration revolution, where the best digital services are able to realise full potential through tight alignment with restaurant operations. The beauty of Flyt is it enables external tech platforms and apps to ‘talk to’ existing internal operating systems, to provide a more seamless experience for the customer and free up time for staff.”