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Associated Press file photo by Julio Cortez -- Smartphones display the Uber ride-hailing app.

Uber's on-demand food delivery service officially launched in Baton Rouge this week.

UberEATS, which started in 2014 and has expanded to more than 100 cities both nationwide and overseas, uses the popular ride-hailing company’s network of local drivers to connect customers with restaurants. Customers use the UberEATS website or phone app to browse restaurants, place an order and pay, and then a nearby Uber driver will pick up the order and deliver it to the customer.

Currently, about three dozen Baton Rouge restaurants have signed up for the service, including Jay’s Bar-B-Q, The Kolache Kitchen, Ambrosia Bakery, Mi Padres Mexican Grill, Ava Street Café and more.

The service has operated in New Orleans since last fall.

For a full list of participating Baton Rouge restaurants and more details, visit or download the UberEATS app.