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Several chain restaurants and delivery services are offering diners the option to avoid public spaces during the coronavirus outbreak with free delivery and special preparations. This list will be updated as more additions roll in.
Through March, Chipotle will offer free delivery on purchases of $10 or more online and on Uber Eats. The meals will be made in kitchens dedicated to digital orders using a separate line of ingredients than what's available to walk-in diners, and everything that goes out for delivery will be protected by a tamper-evident packaging seal. You can even leave a note for your delivery driver to limit direct contact.
Through April 6, McDonald's will be offering free delivery on orders over $15 through Uber Eats and DoorDash.
Through April 26, KFC will also offer free delivery. Unlike Chipotle, you don’t need to spend a certain amount of money to get the deal, but a small fee will apply to orders under $12 before tax, tip and fees. To get the deal, order directly on kfc.com or through third-party services Grubhub and Seamless. Those who prefer to pick up their meal can do so by placing an order at kfc.com and then heading to their local restaurant’s designated pickup area at the front counter.
For a limited time only, use the promo code "DELTACONOW" to get free delivery from Del Taco through Postmates with no minimum purchase required. All packages will feature a protective seal. You can get free delivery on your first Del Taco order of $15 or more on DoorDash, and on any order of $15 or more on Grubhub.
Uber Eats has waived the delivery fee on more than 100,000 independent restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, to increase cash flow to local businesses, they have the option to receive their earnings daily, rather than weekly. All orders must feature tamper-evident packaging and can be left at the doorstep for minimal contact.
If you're in the mood for ribs or pit-smoked chicken wings, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has initiated contactless free delivery. The option is available at participating locations nationwide now through April 30. Like Chipotle, all Dickey's food will come sealed with a tamper guard.
Getting people their prescription drugs is just as important as making sure they're fed, so Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B is temporarily offering free delivery on all pharmacy orders. All you have to do is call your local H-E-B pharmacy and request that your prescription be delivered to your home or work address. Same-day orders are available only on weekdays, you can only pay with a credit card and you must be 18 years or older to accept the delivery.
H-E-B is also now also offering curbside pickup and $5 grocery delivery.
If you have a prescription at CVS, the drugstore is also waiving fees on home delivery.
"When you're in a position to increase convenience and help provide some peace of mind, you act," Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health, said in a statement. "As long as COVID-19 continues to be a threat, we'll maintain a relentless focus on how best to serve our patients, members and customers."
Popeye's is offering free delivery for orders placed online and on the Popeye's mobile app. When inputting your address for drop-off, you may add instructions for the delivery person, including where to leave your food.
To help support local businesses, DoorDash is offering free delivery on orders from more than 100,000 independent restaurants through the DashPass subscription program. The company is also dispersing more than one million sets of hand sanitizer and gloves to delivery persons.
Moe's is offering free delivery on orders of $10 or more. Customers can purchase online or through the Moe's app now through April 10. A free kids burrito, burrito bowl, quesadilla or taco meal will be included with the purchase of any adult meal between March 21 and April 10.
Participating El Pollo Loco restaurants will offer free delivery to customers who order through Grubhub from March 25 to April 7.
Carl's Jr. is offering free delivery on Postmates now through April 6 with the code "CARLSJRNOW," and now through the end of March on Uber Eats. You can also get free delivery on Uber Eats through March, and on DoorDash through March with the code "CARLSJRNOW."
Smashburger closed its dining rooms and has shifted to takeout and delivery only. The chain is offering free delivery through March 31 online and through DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub.
Outback Steakhouse is waiving the delivery fee on orders placed online now through April 30.
You can get free delivery on all Denny's orders placed online or on the app now through April 12. Use the code "5OFF20" for $5 off an order of $20 or more.
Indefinitely, Edible Arrangements is delivering fresh fruit and produce in bulk with no delivery fee. This includes same-day delivery on orders placed by 3 p.m.
Jamba, formerly Jamba Juice, is nixing its delivery fee on orders placed online and on the Jamba app. Guests can also request contactless delivery.
Red Lobster is offering free delivery on online orders through April 12.
7-Eleven is waiving delivery fees for orders placed through its 7NOW delivery app. For free delivery, apply the promo code FREE4U upon checkout.
P.F. Chang's is offering free, no-contact delivery on orders of $25 or more.
Chili's is waiving the delivery fee on purchases of $15 or more. All orders must be placed on Chili's website or the Chili's app.
Insomnia Cookies has expanded its local delivery radius, and will bring you your order of $6 or more for free as long as you use the code "BRINGCOOKIES" at checkout. Contactless delivery is available upon request. For people whose homes fall outside of the local delivery range, you can order a box of 12 individually wrapped traditional cookies and have them shipped at the usual local rate, which is $7.99. For this, you have to use the code "COOKIES@HOME."
Noodles & Company is offering free delivery and a free entree directly through its website and app. The delivery fee will be waived on orders of $15 or more now through April 7.
Applebee's is currently offering free delivery on orders placed online and through the Applebee's app.
Panera Bread is offering free delivery on orders of $15 and more now through the end of March with the code "FREEDELIVERY." Order online or through the Panera Bread app. Deliveries are contactless, and all to-go packages are sealed for protection.
At participating Hooters locations, guests ordering through the Hooters app or via HootersToGo.com can receive $10 off their order and free delivery on orders of $30 or more by using the code TENOFF.
Olive Garden is waiving the delivery fee on orders over $40.
If you order online at carrabbas.com and use the code SPRINGFREE, you'll receive free delivery. And if you use the code SPRING15, you'll receive 15 percent off your order.
Select locations of California Pizza Kitchen are also offering free delivery. Specific offers vary according to delivery platform, but check their website, the CPK Rewards app or one of their national delivery partners, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or Uber Eats.
Cracker Barrel is offering free delivery now through April 6.
Taco Del Mar/Yelp
In total, 38 locations of Seattle-based Taco Del Mar are offering free delivery of the full menu.
Torchy's Tacos/ Yelp
Torchy’s full menu is open for takeout and delivery, and the chain is offering free delivery on orders more than $15 when ordered through DoorDash.
Subway delivery is free through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Seamless with the code "SUBWAYNOW."
Taco Bell is offering free delivery on orders of $12 or more placed on Grubhub through March 31.
Burger King currently has $0 delivery fees on Grubhub for orders over $10. Beginning March 16, the burger chain will have free delivery on Postmates and, over the next month, free delivery will be available through all of Burger King's third-party partners including DoorDash and Uber Eats. If you're not sure what to order, maybe try one of these fast food menu items with a cult following.
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