When ranking the greatest achievements in human history, the following five things need to appear in some order: Fire, the Wheel, Electricity, the Internet and Chipotle. Seriously, those burritos are delicious. Well, we can now add a sixth invention to mankind’s greatest accomplishments: Chipotle delivery.
The popular Mexican fast food chain has announced a plan to offer delivery through online or mobile orders through Postmates. The service will begin in 67 cities around the United States.
Postmates is a delivery system that operates similar to Uber, where drivers use their car to take customers orders to their location. Chipotle felt that Postmates offered the best option to begin their delivery service after past attempts proved to be underwhelming. The chain’s chief creative and development officer Mark Crumpacker told Nation’s Restaurant News, “We weren’t sure whether the quality was going to be sufficient or whether they were following our rules.”
According to the Postmates website, they deliver to the following locations, “San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay), New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas and Orange County.” So if you don’t live in one of those cities, you might have to stick the old-fashioned walking into a store and waiting in line (like a sucker).
On Friday, Chipotle will also launch an app on the Apple Watch that will allow users to order their food ahead of time. They’re also looking into using mobile payment with either Apple Pay or Google Wallet in the future.
Right now, mobile order is about 6.6 percent of Chipotle’s sales. They’re hoping that number gets closer to 10 percent with the new changes.
So we can stay in our underwear, browse Facebook and someone will bring us burritos without us ever straying farther than 10 feet from our couch? Yeah, this will probably be really popular. They might not even need to open the restaurants to the public anymore. Just a warehouse of burrito folders and a fleet of vehicles at the ready.
Seriously, this is the greatest news you’ll hear this month.
Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for Playboy.com. He really likes Chipotle. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.