There is some good news for fans of Taco Bell! You can now have food delivered right at your doorstep if you suddenly have Mexican-inspired craving, as Taco Bell has recently partnered with DoorDash to provide on-demand delivery service to as much as 90 cities that will be catered by 200 Taco Bell restaurants.
As of the moment, hungry Taco Bell customers from Los Angeles, Orange Country, San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas regions can try out the new service already.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Taco Bell, Brian Niccol, “Taco Bell has always been about value and convenience, and we believe delivery is the next step in catering to today’s on-demand culture that’s driving consumer behavior.”
Indeed, Taco Bell is listening to customers who want to get their Taco Bell fix without leaving their home or office, whether it’s to have some burritos, tacos, chalupas, nachos or Taco Bell’s signature Cantina Power Bowls.
Meanwhile, Taco Bell’s delivery partner DoorDash is actually a relatively new company founded in a dorm room in Standford back in 2013. They take pride in being able to deliver goods to any customer in under 45 minutes with the help of their “revolutionary logistics technology.”
Meanwhile, DoorDash Head of Business Development Prahar Shah also said, “Taco Bell is a natural complement to our technology and vision. We are both committed to innovating through data-based decision making and providing an exceptional customer experience.”
In addition, Taco Bell’s Vice President of Innovation and On Demand Tressie Lieberman could not be more happy about Taco Bell’s new delivery partner. She said, “We’re thrilled to partner with DoorDash and leverage their like-minded commitment to customer service and innovation. This partnership enables us to provide consistent quality service and the feedback we need to elevate the delivery experience and evaluate where Taco Bell delivery goes next.”
Things are looking pretty good for Taco Bell. The quick service restaurant known for Mexican-inspired food has experienced a 9% sales increase during the first quarter of 2015, based on its earnings release. Moreover, the company has also seen an increase in operating profit by 37%. Compared to the first quarter of 2014, Taco Bell now has 3% more restaurants, growing to 6,228 from a previous number of 6,055. Taco Bell is part of Yum! Brands, which also owns popular fast food chains, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut.