Late this week, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s executive Mark Crumpacker announced that the food chain has partnered with the app PostMates, a delivery system that will deliver anything from household goods to food and beverage. Chipotle is currently testing these delivery tactics in 67 cities.
The partnership started in March, and since then Chipotle online orders have increased by 30%. Although these numbers are assuring, Crumpacker stated that, “there’s a tremendous amount of potential for individual orders but it’s a little bit too early for us to predict what long-term impact that will have.”
In 2014, nearly 200 more Chipotle restaurants have opened across the nation, bringing in $4 billion in revenue. In the first three months of 2015, Chipotle has already brought in over $1 billion in revenue. Crumpacker gives credit to online orders and deliveries.
According to PostMates, delivery charges are based on the distance between Chipotle and the customer. Luckily for Chipotle-fanatics, delivery charges will not surpass $7.99.
PostMates has also partnered with Starbucks Coffee, testing out a delivery system in Seattle and New York City.