When I was seven years old, I overheard my parents talking about ordering takeout for dinner. They were discussing whether to call the Panda House for Chinese food or Luigi’s for pizza when I chimed in: “Can we call McDonald’s and get some Happy Meals?”
Fast forward 29 years. Although pizza and Chinese food remain the dominant foods in meal delivery, major fast-food and fast-casual chains are slowly implementing such services, as mobile ordering companies and delivery apps make delivery a viable option.
Here are six major chains that have started to offer delivery service:
Oh, if only I lived in the Big Apple! In May, McDonald’s began offering delivery service in New York City through a partnership with Postmates as part of the Golden Arches’s turnaround plan.
Boy, this Postmates service sure is popular! In March, Starbucks announced it was testing two delivery models in Seattle and New York City by teaming up with — you guessed it — Postmates to offer the service in Seattle. In New York, Starbucks is testing a “Green Apron” service for select large office buildings, beginning with the Empire State Building.
In early June, Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, revealed that the donut chain was privately testing delivery service, potentially paving the way for Dunkin’ Donuts eventually to be delivered directly to your home or office.