Burger King Begins Home Delivery. Don't Judge...
I gotta admit, the first time I came across the news that hamburger-slinging fast food joint Burger King has begun delivering its food to customers’ homes, two words came to mind.
Of course, the video and image on the Boston Globe’s site kind of drove that notion home. It shows a rather big dude on a recliner chowing down in a filthy tank top.
According to the Globe article, Burger King will be rolling out delivery at nine restaurants in Maryland, and three more in the state of Virginia. Six more outlets are getting ready to let you have it your way, right up to your home’s doorstep, albeit for a few dollars more per order.
The article hints that customers wanting their value meals delivered might be a tad bit on the lazy side, or maybe hard up for the level of cash needed to keep a healthier lifestyle. I got to thinking about this, though. Is this any different than other food we get delivered without the negative connotations implied over Burger Kings’ meals on wheels program?
C'mon, haven’t we all looked at the stove after a rough work day, and ordered pizza or Chinese food for delivery?
In a typical family of four, two adult meals and two kid's meals from the second most popular burger chain could set you back around $25.00, depending on what’s ordered of course. A medium-sized whopper meal with a coke will weigh you down 1,370 calories and 58 grams of fat, according to Burger King’s website
How does this compare to the more acceptable alternatives?
An order of fried rice, noodles, spring roll, lemon chicken and sweet n’ sour pork will run you about 900 calories, and has 40 grams of fat - still not exactly healthy and at about the same price as Burger King’s offerings, if you kick in sodas and fortune cookies.Continued on the next page