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Two big restaurant delivery websites will provide diners in 500 cities the convenience of ordering from thousands of restaurants with just a few clicks on their computer.
Speaking of delivery services…
Burgers, Sushi, and Pizza? Fine. Hold the Anchovies and Embalming Fluid
So, Burger King will now deliver. I’d be a bit worried that the creepy-looking, oversized king in their old ads would come to my door, but I can see how this tactic might gain them some business. Nobody wants to peel themselves from the couch while watching The Biggest Loser to go all the way to the nearest fastfood establishment if they can pay two dollars extra to have burgers and fries delivered like room service.
|Yakiimo–sweet potato–delivery truck.|
Back to the present, and back to the United States. We’ll see if the Burger King delivery gambit works. I doubt if we could call in an order from the Midwest farm where my folks still live. It’s four miles from the nearest town, a metropolis of 511 people. But now I think of it, the small farming town was way ahead of the game. In the 1970s, we could order a pizza and Fred would bring it out. His wife ran a little pizza joint on Main Street, and Fred was the town funeral director. I don’t recall that he ever used the hearse for deliveries—just for pick ups. It was fine pizza, and the funeral home has a good reputation, but I don’t think the marketing angle ever caught on. Hard to entice eaters when your company delivers pizza and picks up the deceased.
By Dan Gogerty (photo from japantimes.com)
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