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Oakland restaurants ‘delivering’ on expectations despite COVID-19 restrictions

Primanti Bros. is a sandwich shop chain that finds its roots in Pittsburgh.

By Bobbo Craig, For The Pitt News

September 23, 2020

Although many restaurants have been able to open their doors to the public, many are still feeling the detrimental effects of COVID-19. To be in accordance with Allegheny County COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants must close their doors by 11 p.m., keep the number of people in the building below 25% of full capacity, maintain social distancing and enforce mask-wearing.

Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.

By India Krug, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.

Everything we know about the Starship food delivery robots

Man and Starship delivery robot waiting at pedestrian crossing in Redwood City, California.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 8, 2019

The white, 2-foot tall battery-powered delivery robots will be sharing the sidewalk with Oakland pedestrians starting sometime in late September.

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