Some may already know this, but very, very quietly over the past several months, a handful of Burger King outlets in Northern Virginia and Maryland have been offering delivery. Yes, delivery. The burger chain revealed to Bloomberg this afternoon that it has been testing out delivery service in four suburban Washington spots — a service that will be expanded to 16 locations by January 23. And after that maybe nationally?
Wouldn't you know it, but Burger King already has a fancy website set up for online orders that reveals the participating locations are in Springfield, Gaithersburg and two Burger Kings in Germantown. They're delivering daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. with the Whopper menu, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, fries, salads, sides and basically it seems the whole menu available for delivery except for "fountain drinks, milkshakes, coffee and breakfast foods." There's a delivery fee of $2 and, according to Bloomberg, delivery minimums vary between $8 and $10.
An employee who answered the phone at one of the Germantown locations tells Eater that this test-drive has been underway for about three months or so and offers a word of warning that the delivery zones are confined to one or two zip codes surrounding each spot. For now, that is.