Restaurant Brands Ltd announced today that the Tauranga region will be the next location to receive KFC’s home delivery service.
The Tauranga pilot sees KFC working with NZ Post and follows the initial Hamilton trial of KFC home delivery, which commenced in February this year. For the Tauranga pilot, when an order is placed via the KFC delivery website at www.kfcdelivery.co.nz, customers can expect their hot KFC meal to be delivered by a NZ Post driver.
The NZ Post pilot came about when KFC was exploring solutions to support the roll-out of home delivery nationwide. Restaurant Brands NZ CEO, Ian Letele, says that Restaurant Brands are experts in making great food, but it isn’t an expert in logistics so needed to partner with a trusted supplier who could provide this service.
“NZ Post has an extensive delivery distribution network around New Zealand, and KFC is available in most towns nationwide. With the support of NZ Post, we hope to service the home delivery needs of many more KFC customers throughout New Zealand,” said Letele.
Mike Stewart, GM of Customer Experience and Innovation at NZ Post said, “We are very excited to be supporting such a well-known and loved brand as KFC.
“Our many years’ experience, and growing strength in on-demand delivery makes us the ideal provider.”
There will be four stores in the Tauranga region participating in home delivery: Gate Pa, Mount Manganui, Papamoa & Tauranga. Orders will go through KFC’s dedicated home delivery website, www.kfcdelivery.co.nz, and will only be available for home delivery in the Tauranga region, not pick-up.
Restaurant Brands has plans to roll out KFC delivery to between a third, and a half of KFC stores across New Zealand.