With beloved Chalupas and Quesadillas galore, Taco Bell is the closest thing to knock-off Mexican food that can be found. They also have a variety of other savory foods on the menu, like Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and Gorditas – the perfect ingredients for doing the opposite of eating healthy. On July 8, Taco Bell launches a delivery service through its partner, Doordash, creating what is basically the best thing since sliced bread.
CEO Brian Niccol plans to provide the greatest service to those who frequent his chain. Taco Bell prides itself on convenience and value, and he believes that delivery is the next best step due to the high demand from loyal customers.
The delivery service launch is more of a trial to test the waters, and will be available in 90 cities and 200 locations. The fee for delivery is currently $3.99, with availability of the service between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. They plan to be able to expand the model nationwide.
As with all things in testing stages, there may be some initial problems that occur. One concern that has been raised on social media is the fact that the fast-food joint is not very quick when it comes to its deliveries. A customer took to Twitter to voice his complaint that it took 40 minutes to receive a single chicken burrito. Another concern is whether this partnership will last due to integrity issues. A customer on Facebook noticed upon delivery that Doordash had secretly added their own service fee to the bill, by raising the price of a particular Taco Bell item instead of being transparent and listing the fee. Consumers will have to decide if the service is worth the possibility of additional hidden fees and time spent waiting.
Fingers should stay crossed and people should remain optimistic, because the Taco Bell/Doordash delivery service is the best thing since sliced bread. The restaurant is by no means the healthiest and would perhaps be labeled healthy if someone were to just order lettuce. The franchise is very popular among college students due to its low prices, and delivery could be a really big help for students who do not have access to transportation.
Some of the areas testing the delivery service are Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco. The restaurant’s website can also be accessed to check for other cities – one need only to simply type in their zip code for the information. Taco Bell encourages its customers who reside in an area which does not have delivery to post on social media the city they reside in with the hashtag, #TacoBellDelivery.
There is now no need to send somebody from the office to make a ‘Run for the Border’ for the entire staff, nor should someone have to leave their comfy couch and miss their favorite T.V. show in order to satisfy their Mexican food craving. The solution awaits and can be accessed by simply logging in to the Doordash site and ordering Taco Bell from there.
There is no word on when the chain plans to launch fully nationwide, but people who have access to it now should rejoice. The new Taco Bell/Doordash delivery service is the best thing since sliced bread.
Opinion by Frank Grados
Edited by Jennifer Pfalz
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LA Times : Taco Bell launches delivery service
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