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Dunkin’ Donuts home-delivery coffee service on tap

I am a night owl (aka NOT a morning person). For years, I’ve longed for the day a major coffee chain would announce they would deliver my steaming hot cup-o-joe straight to my door in the morning.

Yes, I realize this tops the list of lazy, first-world problems, especially since coffee is technically a luxury item and there are these things in most peoples’ homes called “coffee makers,” but they just don’t seem to cut it. No matter what I try, my home-brewed coffee doesn’t compare to the stuff I buy in a coffee shop.

Alas, my prayers have been answered. Or at least, they will be soon. Dunkin’ Donuts announced at a recent media summit that it will incorporate home delivery in an update to its mobile app sometime next year, according to delish.com.

“The new version of the app is slated to launch next year, and will be available exclusively to current DD Perks members in one single, yet-to-be-named market to test at first,” according to delish.com. “From there, it will expand to all DD Perks members across the country. The physical delivery service will be carried out by a third party partnership, a la Chipotle and Postmates.”

So there you have it, coffee to your door. Granted, the temperature of the coffee spurs logistical questions that give me flashbacks to the 1994 Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants lawsuit in which Liebeck sued the giant fast food chain because the coffee, after she spilled it in her lap, gave her third-degree burns. (It’s coffee, what did she expect? But I digress.)

Speaking of McDonald’s, the delish.com story also mentioned that McDonald’s and Starbucks are testing delivery services. The reason why might make you feel like a lazy piece of crap (I know I did):

“The trend in this country is convenience. So I think delivery plays very strongly,” Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. told CNBC in June.

It still remains to be seen how much money this delivery service will cost, so once that is announced, I’ll have to reassess my laziness and see if I’ll sign on. But until then, just the thought of this service makes me smile.

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