Couch Potato? Burger King Will Deliver

Service is being tested in the Washington, DC, area
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2012 1:20 PM CST
Couch Potato? Burger King Will Deliver
A Burger King sign outside a restaurant in Glendale, California, on September 2, 2010.   (Getty Images)

So you really want a Whopper, but the idea of getting off the couch and actually driving to Burger King is just too ambitious for you? Then good news: Soon, you may be able to order home delivery from the fast food restaurant. Burger King has been testing the new service at four DC-area restaurants, and has expansion in mind, USA Today reports. Among the first challenges: Overcoming fast food consumers' concerns that burgers and fries don't travel well and definitely don't reheat well.

Burger King's solution is its "proprietary thermal packaging technology," which eliminates that problem, according to an exec, ensuring "the Whopper is delivered hot and fresh, and the French fries are delivered hot and crispy." The fine print: You'll have to pay a $2 delivery fee, and the minimum order requirement currently runs from $8 to $10, depending on the store. And you can't 100% have it your way—sodas come in bottles, not cups; breakfast items aren't available; and delivery only runs from 11am to 10pm. (In another new development, Burger King recently fattened up its fries.)

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