Burger King, second in fame and popularity only to McDonald’s, will deliver food to certain areas in Sacramento within 10 minutes drive of its several participating stores for a minimum purchase of $10 worth of food ordered plus a two dollar fee for delivery. Back in March, 2013, in the Bay area, Burger King debuted a limited release turkey burger in an effort to appeal to health-conscious diners.
The big seller, though, is the whopper burger. Besides the usual markets for home deliveries of foods, travelers, such as people in hotels for conventions also may prefer home or hotel deliveries of fast food. In various situations, people in nursing homes and hospitals sometimes call out for deliveries of fast-food, even if they shouldn’t be eating fried or salted foods. It’s all about familiarity with taste and branding. See, “Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in ground turkey in 21 states.” People usually don’t think about what’s in their fast-food until they read about it in mainstream media reports.
The big push is to sell more fast food to a larger customer base by offering more services. Fast food has now reached around the globe and is becoming more popular each day in areas where each country had it’s own way of eating for centuries. Industry knows how to mix the right amounts of salt, fat, and sugar so that the taste brings back people again.
Popular food is a big seller
The fast-food chain eatery is only second in size only to McDonald’s as a global chain, last week formally introduced its BK Delivers service to select areas of Sacramento, according to the May 30, 2013 Sacramento Bee news article by Mark Glover, “Burger King offers home delivery in Sacramento area.” The fast food burger chain already delivers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago, Washington DC, and Miami.
The person who asks for burgers or the signature whoppers to be delivered with familiar fries and other fixings found at Burger King chain eateries, the fast food popularity is a brand that’s familiar to people bringing the burgers back into their offices, dormitories, work sites, or homes. The fast-food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner has been popularized and branded on the media. People are familiar for decades with pizza deliveries to homes and offices.
How the delivery is made
You can order your home or office delivery online at BK Delivers.com or by calling toll free. The order is relayed to the participating fast-food chain eatery that’s closest to your location. www.bkdelivers.com. Check the website for the toll-free phone number just in case over the length of time the number could change. At the present time in Sacramento, three of the 16 Burger Kings participating statewide in home or office deliveries of food are local: 3409 Arden Way and 5610 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento, and 8338 Power Inn Road in Elk Grove. Prices can vary by location.
More Burger King restaurants will be participating in home delivery in the next few months to serve areas further out such as West Sacramento, Rosement, Citrus Heights, and Roseville. The home delivery service is known as BK Delivers. In some areas of Sacramento, such as the Arden Arcade area of Marconi Avenue, you have a fast food burger-type chain every few blocks. For example, along Marconi Avenue near Fulton Avenue, there’s a Burger King fast food eatery a few feet from two other fast food eateries, a sandwich shop and a Mexican style foods fast-food eatery, across from the Town and Country shopping mall which features several more fast-food type and ethnic fast-food eateries and Starbucks, near two food markets, all within a few feet of one another.
If you use a delivery service for food and live only a few blocks from a fast food eatery, you’d have to decide whether you want to spend the extra two dollars for home or office delivery plus the requirement of having to order a minimum of ten dollars worth of food. On the other hand, if you’re throwing a kid’s birthday party and want to order for several people, it’s more like ordering a pizza or Asian foods to be delivered. You phone and wait for the delivery to show up, which is great if you’re not able to get outside or perhaps the weather isn’t great for walking or driving.
Food also can be delivered to dormitories
It’s also good for college kids in dormitories who want food delivered and have enough money to spend or have pooled money from a group of people for burgers or other foods and beverages. On the other hand what Sacramento dieters really need are food home delivery for special diet healthy foods, such as home deliveries of vegan meals, macrobiotic meals, Paleo diet meals, Mediterranean diet meals, vegetable and fruit meals, and other so-called reversal diet meals, especially for those on no added salt or sugar diets who can’t have synthetic sweeteners, such as large salad bowls of vegetables and fruit arrangements, casseroles, and people who want specific types of health-oriented diets such as foods prepared by macrobiotic diet chefs. But good luck getting home deliveries from the various raw food and vegan restaurants around.
On the other hand, organic Asian vegetarian-friendly foods without added salt, MSG, cornstarch, or sugar (or their synthetic taste-alikes) would be just what some people would love to see coming to town. Such as steamed brown rice with bok choy, chopped carrots, onions, celery, and various steamed vegetables on top with no added salt or sugar or other additives. If only there were home deliveries of those foods at affordable prices. So far, the only way to get home deliveries for those is to hire a caterer, unless some restaurant brings it to the media’s attention that home deliveries are in the future, but at the same affordable price people pay for fast food deliveries.
Affordable prices for home delivery food
In the meantime, the home deliveries at affordable prices focus on Burger King, along with the usual faire you get when you call for deliveries of other fast foods to go, such as pizza or Chinese take-out meals. What Sacramento could use is a delivery service for vegan sandwiches delivered to homes and offices.
There are some people interested in healthy seasonal foods such as berries served instead of a side of fries or ground meat, farmed fish, and poultry on GMO corn or soy diets, or no foods fried in fats. But are there enough people to make for a profitable home delivery service if so few restaurants in Sacramento serve those foods as affordable, fast foods?
Check out this Sacramento Bee site, “Put fresh strawberries to good use with these recipes.” In mainstream media stories, sometimes, the word ‘healthy’ next to the word ‘food’ is portrayed as being an experience that makes people recoil. Why? Is it because healthy and tasty are perceived as not being compatible in the same food?