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Aramark just bought an on-demand food delivery service app

The Philly-based food service giant scooped up New York-based Good Uncle.

Center City-based food service corporation Aramark just purchased an on-demand food delivery app, the company announced Tuesday.

Good Uncle, a New York City-based app launched in 2016, is a delivery-only meal plan that brings meals to located pick-up points around college campuses.

It currently operates on and near campuses for Drexel University, West Chester University, Villanova University, John’s Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Colgate University, University of Delaware and Syracuse University.

“As consumer dining habits evolve, we’re continually looking for new ways to disrupt the marketplace with innovative services,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark’s chairman, president and CEO, in a statement about the acquisition.

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Aramark is the food service provider at nearby Drexel and Widener universities but the company didn’t address if it has plans to expand service to colleges outside those Good Uncle already serves.

The app delivers to multiple customers simultaneously, which is more efficient than traditional delivery options, Aramark said. The company added that Good Uncle will continue to operate independently.

Companies: Aramark

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