Buckets of Chicken At Your Door: KFC Launches Delivery Service in U.S.
Starting Thursday, those living in San Francisco and Los Angeles will be able to enjoy KFC’s chicken in the comfort of their own homes. While many countries across the world already have chicken delivered to their door, the chain announced that it is partnering with delivery company DoorDash to offer the delivery service in the U.S. for the first time.
Customers can place their orders through DoorDash’s website or mobile app and the food will be delivered to their doorsteps. While the service is currently only available in two cities, KFC expects Houston to be next, with more cities to follow.
While it isn’t Popeyes, this is certainly a step in the right direction. It will be interesting to see just how much this helps KFC’s sales down the line.
In Los Angeles, where there’s food trucks everywhere and pretty much everything delivers, I can’t really see people jumping for joy once the delivery service is launched. Chicken restaurants are synonymous with carryout, so the thought of having a bucket of chicken delivered directly to your home and have it be more than wings, is a little difficult to imagine.
Overseas, particularly in Japan, they use bikes and scooters to deliver the chicken, will this be the same in the U.S.? I’d expect not with our demand to receive everything as quickly as possible.
I’m not sold on this at all. Colonel Sanders might have to try again, I’m just say!