UberEATS launches in Akron area today

A game-changer has come to Akron.

Uber's food delivery service "UberEATS" officially launched in the city today, as well as the surrounding suburbs of Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Portage Lakes, and the northern part of Green.

UberEATS is a twist on the company's already well-known car service, allowing customers to order food from normally sit-down restaurants and have it delivered right to them by Uber drivers.

“The UberEATS app allows users to order food delivery whenever they get a craving, with menus available from over 30 restaurant locations in Akron,” Berry Kennedy, General Manager for UberEATS Ohio, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to launch today in Akron to connect local residents and visitors with new, tasty options, add new earning opportunities for driver-partners and help local restaurant owners expand the reach of their business.”

Local restaurant owners add they are excited for the new opportunity.

“Since launching three years ago in Akron, there is no denying Uber has changed the way people get around town," Chef Steve Green of Piada Restaurant said. "When we heard UberEATS would be coming to Akron, we knew they were the ideal partner to bring Piada to our guests outside of our brick and mortar restaurants."

Customers can order food either on UberEATS.com or with the UberEATS mobile app, which is free to download. Anyone who already has an Uber account can use it for UberEATS as well.

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