It’s a hot day and you and your friends are sweating it out, wishing that at any moment you hear the enticing chimes of an ice cream truck on its way to save you with its chilly treats.
Tomorrow (when the forecast predicts temperatures near 90 degrees), wishing will not be necessary. Uber has got you covered. The San Francisco start-up private car service will be adding ice cream trucks to their on-demand app as part of a one-day experiment. In New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and Toronto, people will be able to use their Uber app to request an ice cream truck to roll up to their selected location. In each city those who summon a truck will be able to purchase ice cream in bundles with each city offering different selections. In New York, for example, $12 will include a bundle of five gourmet ice creams from Coolhaus and Van Leeuwen.
No more screaming for ice cream. Now there’s an app for that.