Uber Eats Thursday announced that it is offering food delivery from some West Shore and Harrisburg area restaurants to the city and eastern portions of Cumberland County.
Uber Eats is a food delivery app in which Uber drivers can deliver food to residents in participating areas. Uber Eats said it has partnered with nearly 50 restaurants in Harrisburg to offer delivery seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
There are a number of popular Harrisburg restaurants participating, including Pastorante, as well as a number of Cumberland County businesses, including the Pennsylvania Bakery in Camp Hill, Pho 3 Mien in Lemoyne, Isaac’s Restaurant in Lemoyne and Arooga’s Route 15 in Camp Hill.
“We are always looking for new ways to reach our guests, and when we were approached by Uber Eats to spearhead their launch in the Harrisburg area, we were thrilled to partner with such a reputable delivery platform,” said Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar co-founder and president Gary Huether Jr. “We’re excited for this opportunity to bring our awesome grub to our guests, and hope that we are able to expand our outreach by offering this additional service.”
“Isaac’s Restaurants is excited at being part of the Uber Eats roll-out in Harrisburg. Delivery is one of the biggest drivers in the restaurant industry right now and will be crucial for future sales,” said Isaac’s Restaurants President Mike Weaver. “We’ve been searching for the right partner to help us with this and feel we’ll have tremendous success with Uber Eats.”
Food delivery is limited to certain areas of Cumberland and Dauphin counties with the launch. In Cumberland County, most of the areas served are close to major highways, including along Route 581 up to the Interstate 81 interchange, the Carlisle Pike west to Hogestown and north along Route 114 stopping a little before the I-81 ramps.
Residents in Camp Hill, Wormleysburg and Lemoyne are mostly covered by the new service, as are those who live in southern areas of Hampden and East Pennsboro townships.
“By providing more options and unparalleled convenience for eaters, we believe that Uber Eats can transform the way people dine in Harrisburg,” said Craig Ewer, Uber Pennsylvania spokesperson. “We’re using our existing network of driver partners to offer speedy delivery and working hard to ensure that you can order all of your local favorites at the tap of a button.”
Uber Eats can be accessed with an app or at www.UberEats.com. Customers can enter their delivery location, choose from a menu of restaurants, place their order and track the progress of delivery. The website also shows the estimated driving time for food.
Uber Eats isn’t the only third-party food delivery service in the area. Grubhub also participates with a few restaurants, mostly in the Camp Hill and West Shore area, to deliver food. Restaurants participating in this service are mostly pizza shops, but also include Bonbon Cafe in Silver Spring Township, Kababish Tandoor & Grill in the Lower Allen Township area and Pho 3 Mien.
Neither service has participating locations or delivery in the Carlisle area or western Cumberland County.