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Starship food delivery expands restaurant options with Grubhub

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To place a robot delivery or in-store pickup order from a UK Dining location, log in to the Grubhub app while on UK's campus. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2022) — It has been one year since Starship Technology’s food delivery robots made their debut on the University of Kentucky’s campus. The robots, powered by Starship Technologies in conjunction with UK Dining, allow UK students, faculty and staff to order food and drinks from campus eateries to be delivered, within minutes, to any location on campus.

Now, Starship has joined forces with Grubhub to offer UK students, faculty and staff access to even more food delivery and in-store pickup options. Food delivery is now available from Freshii, Zen Sushi, Wildcat Pantry and more. The full list of eateries and hours of service can be viewed in the Grubhub app.

To place a robot delivery or in-store pickup order from a UK Dining location, log in to the Grubhub app while on UK's campus. When prompted with a “Do you attend or work at the University of Kentucky?” screen, select “I want in!” or go to and follow the prompts.

Each robot can carry up to 20 pounds. The delivery usually arrives within a matter of minutes, depending on the menu items ordered and the distance from the restaurant to the delivery location.

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