If you’re a UK customer who frequents Burger King, you’ll be pleased to hear that the fast food giants will be offering a delivery service on a trial basis across the country. A report from the Independent says the company will begin trials in Romford, Truro, Hornchurch, Skegness, Hull, Northampton, Hayes, and Gants Hill. A nationwide delivery service is in talks and could be implemented later in the year.
Delivery will be made available every day between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. and then again between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Orders can be made over the phone or via a new website. In terms of what food customers will be able to order, sources claim that most products will be available for home delivery, including kid’s meals.
Matthew Bresnaham, marketing director for Burger King for Northern Europe, Russia, and Africa, said he is pleased the company is bringing home delivery to the UK, according to the Express.
“Burger King is firmly committed to delivering great-tasting food at affordable prices to all of our customers. We are extremely excited about this Home Delivery service trial so customers can continue to enjoy the perfect combination of taste, at great value prices, now delivered straight to their homes.”
While not all UK residents will be eligible to receive Burger King straight to their home just yet, the news has caused many to take to Twitter to express their delight. One user seemed overjoyed with their delivery saying, “God bless your delivery,” and uploaded a photograph of their food.
Another user has this to say about the service, “Burger King delivery? Yes!!” after taking a picture of the delivery driver in his new getup.
Burger King isn’t the first fast food chain to offer alternative services. McDonald’s has already begun exploring click-and-collect options across the UK and other parts of Europe. KFC are also offering a similar service from their app.
In spite of the good news, previous reports indicate that the burger chain was involved in a lawsuit in which a diner found a needle in their food, which subsequently pierced his tongue when he bit into it. However, the customer was forced to pay $8,500 when he failed to attend a conference.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Burger King offering a delivery service in the UK will be a good thing? How soon before other fast food restaurants follow suit? Let us know in the comments.