It’s 7 p.m. and you want fried chicken and biscuits. But it’s too much of a hassle to leave home and your kitchen lacks the essential ingredients to make the hearty dish. However, if you are a hungry resident of either Los Angeles or San Francisco, you have just received a grease-coated bucket of good news: KFC is set to start its delivery service this Thursday in the U.S., beginning in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
KFC is collaborating with the online delivery company DoorDash to bring customers fried chicken, biscuits, and coleslaw to the comfort of their own home. Orders will be processed through the DoorDash website or app.
The price for delivery though is quite steep: customers can expect to pay fees between $4.99 and $6.99 depending on their location. Certain items will also be more expensive than those provided at the restaurant, but the menu will remain the same as will the prices of the chain’s “Value Meals.”
With other mega fast food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Chipotle already offering delivery services, it should come as no surprise that Colonel Sanders would eventually take initiative as well. Surprisingly though, this will be KFC’s first time doing delivery in the U.S., countries like China, Egypt, and Malaysia have been privy to the popular service for awhile now.
Although KFC’s U.S. delivery service is only being offered in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the moment, the company plans to expand its delivery service to Houston as well by the end of this year. More cities may come later on.
KFC’s goal is to have 100 restaurants offer delivery before it decides to expand the delivery service. There are currently more than 4,000 KFC restaurants in the U.S. alone.