NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Yes! That’s right. Uber, the sort of controversial app taxi company officials have not yet allowed to operate in New Orleans, drove to Metairie Friday and delivered us ice cream.
It was part of a world-wide promotion where they brought cold treats to 144 cities, in 38 countries, on 6 continents. Click HERE to see all cities participating in the promotion.
Here’s how it went down:
We downloaded the Uber app. Selected our current location and requested our sweet treats. It was a flat rate of $20 for a variety of “delicious ice cream treats,” and free swag. We didn’t know exactly what we were getting.
After a couple of minutes we watched a little blue ice cream cone begin to travel up I-10. We even got minute-by-minute updates on its progress until the truck arrived at WGNO.
Uber is traditionally known for picking guests up in fancier black car, but for this event the company partnered with local ice cream companies.
So a real ice cream truck pulled up in front of our building.
We were handed 2 ice cream bars, 2 drum sticks, and a Haagen-Daz ice cream bar.
The promotion ran from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, with lots of people deciding today was the perfect day for a little ice cream, according to our delivery guy.