21 March 2020 16:35
As more businesses continue to shut down as a response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, restaurants and fast-food spots across the land have shifted business models to become more accommodating to those that are in self-quarantines and isolation. As the team here at ComicBook.com is stuck in the same situation as the majority of you all, we've decided to compile a list of some of the chains with locations across the country that are offering free delivery options as a result of the pandemic and the subsequent isolation it's caused. While this list features nothing but chains will locations around the world, we should remind you that it's also a good idea to reach out to the mom and pop cafes and diners in your area to see what their delivery options during this time. Keep scrolling below to see what national fast food joints and restaurants are offering free delivery options throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Auntie Annie's Between now and March 30th, the legendary pretzel chain is offering free delivery on orders $15 and up placed through DoorDash.
Blaze Pizza The pizza joint is now offering free delivery on orders of $10 or more placed through the restaurant's site at BlazePizza.com or through the mobile app for a limited time. Blaze Pizza delivery charges is also waiving delivery fees through Postmates and DoorDash through March 22nd. DoorDash and UberEats are also waiving any delivery fees for the next month. If you don't have access to either of those, Grubhub is waiving any Burger King delivery fees for orders over $10. Chipotle Chipotle takes it a step further and includes a tamper-evident seal on all delivery orders — which are free until March 31st, by the way.
The seafood restaurant is offering free delivery on all orders $30 and above. Shutting pubs over the coronavirus outbreak is "over the top" and they should stay open "for the duration", Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has told Sky News. The chain's founder and chairman argued that supermarkets were far more crowded and claimed there had "hardly been any transmission" of infection in pubs. His comments came after the business saw a further dip in sales following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's instruction for drinkers to stay at home to help curb the spread of COVID-19 - the disease caused by coronavirus. Mr Martin said: "Our aim is for pubs open for the duration. Simon Emeny, chief executive of Fuller, Smith & Turner, said: "The time has come to make the toughest of decisions and we have started the process of temporarily closing our entire Managed Pubs and Hotels estate. DoorDash launched #OpenForDelivery, an initiative aimed to let consumers know that restaurants are open, that delivery is safe, and that restaurants need patronage more than ever to weather COVID-19. The multi-platform campaign, which includes TV spots in the U.S. and Canada, paid and organic social, and the launch of a website, is an homage to the critical role restaurants play in our lives and communities, and a call to action to support them. "We're in this together, and as the situation evolves, we'll continue to do everything we can to serve our community," said Tony Xu, CEO/Co-founder, DoorDash. "The entire DoorDash team thanks you for your support, and we will continue to keep you informed as we take additional action." The site highlights an appreciation for restaurant communities and provides helpful programming for customers. Stories from merchants that are #OpenForDelivery, again regardless of the app they're available on to promote and lift up the entire restaurant industry. Dashers may initiate a no-contact delivery at any time by reaching out to the customer with a call or text message to confirm. There is a package of commission relief and marketing support for new and existing DoorDash partner restaurants to help them generate up to $200 million in additional sales this year: Through the end of April, independent restaurants in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia can sign up for free with DoorDash and Caviar and pay zero commissions for 30 days. For all existing DoorDash and Caviar partners, restaurants will pay no commission fees on pickup orders so customers can spend less time in the store. They are also providing additional commission reductions for eligible merchants that are already on DoorDash. The company is adding more than 100,000 independent restaurant partners to DashPass — the subscription program which offers $0 delivery for consumers — for free. Merchants on DashPass see higher sales, which are critical to helping restaurants through this difficult period. They are also reducing commissions for those merchants already on DashPass, and providing all Caviar restaurants with the opportunity to participate in a $0 delivery fee program. DoorDash is joining forces with community organizations to deliver an estimated one million pounds of groceries and prepared food.