If you are stuck in the office on what promises to be a glorious Friday in the ‘Burgh, and want to feel as if you are outside enjoying soaking up the rays in the park or on the beach, Uber has you covered.
For the second year in a row, ride-booking company Uber will be delivering ice cream curbside, on Fri., July 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We thought this would be a great way to get people pumped about summer,” says Uber Pittsburgh general manager Jennifer Krusius, “and what better way than ice cream.”
Cincinnati-based Graeter's Ice Cream will be supplying several flavors, including vanilla, black raspberry and double chocolate chip, in five-ounce cups. Krusius says that local vendors were considered, but Graeter’s was eventually chosen because it had the best “distribution model for the amount of ice cream we expect to deliver.”
To order the ice cream, customers need to open the Uber app during the aforementioned time frame, set the delivery location and type in a request for “Ice Cream.” Orders are $15 for five cups, and they must be ordered in increments of five.
The tasty treats will then be delivered by a local Uber driver, or by a Green Gear pedicab. The local pedicab company, best known for providing pedal-power lifts to people during sporting events, has partnered with Uber to deliver ice cream.
Delivery areas include Downtown, the Strip, Lawrenceville, North Side, South Side, Shadyside and Oakland.
“Basically, anywhere within a short drive from the Golden Triangle,” says Krusius.
Krusius says that last year Uber was “booked solid” the entire day with requests. She urges users to get their request in early.