Forget the fast-food drive-through window.
Burger King can beat that. How would you like your fiery hot Angry Whopper with large fries and icy soda delivered to your living room?
Burger King is now delivering in Tucson, the latest city to join the 18-month-old BK Delivers program. Three restaurants in Phoenix have been on board for months now.
The Burger King at 871 W. St. Mary's Road made its first two deliveries on Thursday.
"I didn't think I would see the day, but I think it will work," said the restaurant's longtime manager Joni Swinscoe."It's for the convenience of the customer. We make Burger King available to everyone."
But the delivery area is limited: roughly from 22nd Street to Miracle Mile and Campbell just past Greasewood, hitting the neighborhoods of Colonial Villas, Jefferson Park, Ocotillo Oracle, Adelanto, Feldmans, Iron Horse, Rincon Heights, Barrio Hollywood and the University of Arizona and Pima Community College's main and downtown campuses.
Customers order online from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at BKDelivers.com or by calling 1-855-673-3725. Orders must be $10 or more and customers pay a $2 delivery fee. Swinscoe said drivers also accept tips, just like the pizza delivery folks.
Swinscoe said customers can expect to wait 30 to 45 minutes during the week and as long as 55 minutes on weekends for delivery. But she said the food is hot when it arrives because everything including the fries is made to order and food is stored in thermal bags for the drive.
"The french fires are the last thing we cook when we go out," she said. "And these bags, you would be amazed how hot it keeps the food."
BK Delivers is available in 14 states including California, New York, Texas, Utah, Illinois, Washington State and Nevada.