By Stephanie Crets
So, there you are: sitting on your couch in your pajamas, a Netflix series blaring on your television screen, when suddenly, you get a craving for a Doritos Locos Taco and Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell. But you can’t possibly pause your show or be bothered to put jeans on again. And now you don’t have to.
Taco Bell has officially rolled out its delivery service in 90 cities in California and in Dallas from more than 200 restaurants. It has teamed up with DoorDash, an on-demand delivery service, to provide burritos and cinnamon twists right to your front door. This is the first national partnership for the delivery company, which began in 2013 in a Stanford dorm room.
DoorDash aims to connect customers with their local businesses, so users can purchase foods and goods and have them delivered within 45 minutes. You can access DoorDash as an app on iOS or Android or simply go to the website.
While there is no minimum order, DoorDash requires a $3.99 flat delivery fee (along with encouragement to tip your delivery driver). But if you’re just trying the service out, your first order fee is only $1.
Unfortunately for you late-night cravers, the delivery service runs only until 11p.m. But the good news is, the average wait time for delivery in the preliminary runs was only 38 minutes. Just think, less than a full episode of Orange is the New Black and you’d have Taco Bell at your doorstep.
“We’re testing and learning at the speed of the on-demand economy,” Tressie Lieberman, vice president of innovation and on demand at Taco Bell, stated in a press release. “We’re thrilled to partner with DoorDash and leverage their like-minded commitment to customer service and innovation. This partnership enables us to provide consistent quality service and the feedback we need to elevate the delivery experience and evaluate where Taco Bell delivery goes next.
Taco Bell plans to have more cities included in the delivery service after this test run is complete. If you want to get your city to the top of the delivery list, tweet #TacoBellDelivery with your city.
Chicago next for #TacoBellDelivery, please!
If you’re one of the lucky ones already in the delivery cities, head here to place your Taco Bell delivery order: www.doordash.com/tacobell
*Photo Credit to Taco Bell