Burger King To Start Home Delivery
We all know that we can pick up the phone and order pizza and within 45 minutes the Pizza Delivery person is standing at the door with our favorite supreme stuffed crust pizza. Have you ever wanted fast food delivered to your door. It is 7pm and you haven't cooked dinner and you really want a Whopper but you don't want to leave the house, well you don't have to because Burger King is trying out home delivery.
In theory this is a good idea, but when you think about it, do you really want a cold burger and fries. Will Burger King purchase special warmers to keep your food hot and your fries crispy.
According to USA Today:
Well, Burger King has developed a "proprietary thermal packaging technology," says Jonathan Fitzpatrick, chief brand and operations officer for Burger King, "which ensures the Whopper is delivered hot and fresh, and the french fries are delivered hot and crispy."
The stores try to deliver within 30 minutes of the time a phone or online order is received. Delivery customers must live within a 10-minute drive of the store. All soft-drink orders are in bottles. And breakfast items are not delivered. Delivery times are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
They are testing out the delivery system in Virginia and Maryland, so if it succeeds then look for it to hit Texas soon.
Delivery is between 11am and 10pm, and you must order a minumum of $8-$10 worth of food and yes you can expect a delivery fee of $2.
If you are wanting drinks or ice cream with your meal you are going to have to hop in your car and drive because they won't deliver liquid items. Plus if you don't want to get out of bed for breakfast, you are out of luck as well because they will not be delivering breakfast items.
If this works for Burger King you can expect the other fast food chains to follow suit.
So do you think that delivery of fast food will cause Americans to become more lazy? Will this contribute to the obesity problem? Would you use Burger King Delivery?
When I hear about things like this, I cannot help but think of Wall-E and all the severely obese people floating around on their hover chairs and plugged in all the time and have whatever they want at a push of a button.