Hungry, but can't get away from your desk?
Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant?
Uber Eats has got you.
The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary.
The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.
The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.
Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers.
"You can use the Uber Eats app to order food from your favorite local restaurants and get it delivered at Uber speed," the company said. "Uber Eats makes it easy to satisfy any craving, any time, with no minimum order. Apply code NWINDIANA before checkout to get free delivery on your first two orders and be one of the first to try Uber Eats in Northwest Indiana."
The service is open around the clock, so long as the restaurant is open and a contractor driver is willing to deliver to the area.
On top of the regular restaurant menu prices, Uber Eats charges a delivery fee and in some cases a "busy fee" for service in more congested areas. It uses dynamic pricing that varies depending on the number of available orders and drivers, as well as distance and other factors, but lists the prices before one completes a purchase.
Uber first rolled into Northwest Indiana in 2015, and rival mobile taxi service Lyft officially entered the market last year.
DoorDash started delivering restaurant food for an additional fee in February, and InstaCart began delivering groceries across the Region last September.