Thanks to a partnership between Taco Bell and DoorDash, Mexican food lovers from 90 different cities won’t have to leave their homes and offices to enjoy a Taco Bell meal.
The news was released yesterday (July 8) on the Taco Bell website: over 200 restaurants in the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco Bay area and Dallas regions are now offering the delivery service, available through DoorDash iOS, Android, or its website. The release stated that delivery costs may vary according to the location of the restaurant.
Only a few months ago, Palo Alto-based DoorDash raised $40 million in a funding round led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, and in May it started testing its grocery delivery service from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s in the Los Angeles area.
“This partnership marks an important milestone for DoorDash,” commented DoorDash CEO Tony Xu, who also revealed the company’s plan to “double its footprint by the end of the year.” According to the release, this is the first national partnership for DoorDash.
Though only California and Texas are currently included in the Taco Bell delivery program, the Irvine-based fast food chain is planning to eventually offer the service on a national scale.
“We’re testing and learning at the speed of the on-demand economy,” said Tressie Lieberman, VP of Innovation and On Demand at Taco Bell. “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.”
Taco Bell is not alone in its quest for widespread on-demand food delivery: McDonald’s, Chipotle and Starbucks are also offering delivery services in select cities thanks to their partnerships with DoorDash competitor Postmates.