Here’s How to Order from Your Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants Right Now
You can eat out AND stay in!
It doesn't get more comforting than sitting around the table with family and fried chicken. KFC is making our quarantine dreams come true with free delivery until April 26th; the restaurant is also open for carryout. You can also continue to support these stores that are still paying their employees during the coronavirus.
Our favorite Italian chain, Olive Garden, is offering 'buy one, take one' on curbside pick-up orders. You'll get one meal for dinner and another one already packed up and prepared for tomorrow night's dinner. The menu includes spaghetti, lasagna, ziti, fettuccine, and more for just $12.99.
Craving a burrito right now? Same here. While Chipotle has closed their dining rooms, you can still carry out or have your chips and guac delivered. If you're tired of takeout, try these three-ingredient recipes that don't require a trip to the store.
If you suddenly have kids at home all day, chances are you could use some extra caffeine. Starbucks has closed its seating areas, so grab a Starbucks to-go order by stopping in or hitting the drive-thru. This is a chain we feel good about supporting, because Starbucks has committed to paying all its employees for the next 30 days, regardless of whether or not they come to work. This is the surprising origin behind Starbucks' name.
If you had your heart set on a shamrock shake this year, you can still get the real deal. Unfortunately, McDonald's has decided to pull the all-day breakfast menu for the time being while the restaurant restructures in response to COVID-19. McDonald's has closed dining and play areas but is open for drive-thru and carryout orders. Do you know the real way McDonald's makes their money?
You can still order the best delivery pizza ever. Domino's is now offering contactless delivery to protect you and its drivers, as well as implementing stricter cleanliness standards in their kitchens. This is how ordering Domino's pizza actually saved this man's life.
Jimmy John's is already known for its lightning-fast delivery. Your favorite sub shop has closed its dining areas but is open for carryout and delivery. Check out these super-cheap ways to order groceries online.
If there's anything that's going to get us through this uncertain time, it's the comforting meal of cheesy broccoli soup in a bread bowl. You can still enjoy all your You Pick 2 faves via delivery or Rapid Pick-Up. Your meal will support those in need, thanks to Panera's donation plan. Bravo, Panera! These inspiring stories of neighbors helping one another during coronavirus will inspire you to do the same.
Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company copycat recipes are tasty and inexpensive, but sometimes you need the real thing. Enjoy all the buttered noodles you want with carryout or delivery orders. You can also shop at these online grocers you've never heard of—that are fully stocked.
Einstein Bros Bagels
Before you take a sip of your morning coffee, smear a little schmear on a hot, toasty bagel to-go. For a limited time, when you order a baker's dozen from Einstein Bros, they'll donate bagels to a family in need.
While Taco Bell dining areas are closed, you can still get your nacho fix with carryout, drive-thru, and delivery orders.
Qdoba has made the move to limited-contact ordering. That means dine-in services at all Qdoba locations are suspended and are now "to-go only." Having shopping woes? Here's where to get 12 things Amazon won't deliver right now.
Arby's is temporarily suspending dine-in seating areas. Fortunately, you can still order for carryout or delivery through apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats. (That means you don't have to lose out on Arby's curly fries.)
To maximize social distancing, Panda Express has closed its dining rooms for the time being. You can still take a stroll through the drive-thru or order online to get your fix. Try Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub or Postmates, depending on what's available in your area. Or make Panda Express's orange chicken at home with this copycat recipe!
Don't worry, you can still order off the Dunkin' $2 menu, so long as you order through the drive-thru or take your order to got Some Dunkin's have reduced hours, too, so keep that in mind when you're getting your coffee and doughnuts.
Pretend you're starring in your own Sonic commercial when you enjoy a decadent milkshake in your car. The restaurant is still open for drive-in orders! Place your order in the Sonic app, use the app to check-in at the Drive-In and your order will be delivered to your car. This is how much the coronavirus is costing the world (so far).
At Zaxby's, ordering is going online and mobile, and if you'd prefer to take the drive-thru, you're welcome to do that. The dining areas are closed, and Zaxby's is doing its part to prevent too much customer to employee contact. Still, we're just happy we can get a taste of one of our favorite fast-food chicken joints.
You can still place take-out orders in-store or for pick-up using the Jersey Mike's app, or you can order for delivery. Your order will come right to your door, courtesy of Jersey Mike's or third-party delivery service, like Uber Eats. These ingenious meal prep products from Amazon will make quarantine cooking a lot more manageable.
If you're still hungry for Shake Shack, have no fear! You can still order for delivery or carryout, and all of your orders will arrive in a newly designed, sealed bag. This is the secret behind Shake Shack's massive success.
Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box has closed its dining rooms across the nation, but you can still order via the drive-thru or opt for carryout and delivery. As one of America's oldest fast-food restaurants, it's no surprise Jack in the Box is still serving its loyal customers. Next, find out some things you can still do to support your favorite small businesses during this tough time.