In February 2017, KFC will give their home delivery service a test-run in certain New Zealand stores. The first test will take place at the Hamilton location and the surrounding homes, but will expand to almost a third of New Zealand's KFC chains if successful.
While the brand's own home delivery service has been overshadowed by partnering with companies like DoorDash and Postmates in the U.S., the brand's own service stopped delivering in New Zealand in 2007.
Now, 10 years later, Restaurant Brands chief executive Russel Creedy told Stuff.New Zealand that , "Mobile, web-ordering and new payment systems mean that we can offer a better experience for customers, and will make the service more efficient and effective than it was 10 years ago."
Four KFC shops in the country will be a part of the initiative should the first location prove successful. The Hamilton store will receive the first trial run because, as Creedy stated, "Generally it's fairly representative of the New Zealand demographic."
Will we see home delivery plans reach the U.S.? Only time will tell.