Uber Experimenting with Ice Cream Delivery


Brian X. Chen:

Customers will be able to use the Uber app to request an ice cream truck in some areas of San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington and Toronto, the company said. On Friday, the trucks will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in New York, and from noon to 6 p.m. in the other cities.

People who request ice cream trucks will be able to buy ice cream in bundles, said Michael Pao, a general manager at Uber. The offerings will vary in each city. In New York, a bundle of five gourmet ice creams from Van Leeuwen and Cool Haus will cost $12, for instance. In Boston, the trucks will be selling ice cream sandwiches and Klondike bars.

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