McDonald's Tests Home Delivery
d's is testing home-delivery service in 80 restaurants in its Norfolk, Va., region.
The test, which was initiated by the regional office, was begun early in the fall and will continue for the foreseeable future, said a spokeswoman at the chain's corporate headquarters here.
"It's very local. The regional office wanted to see if this is a service that customers there want. No other region of McDonald's is conducting such a test," she added. So far, it seems to be something customers are using, she said, but declined to be more specific.
Customers call an 800 number and the order is bounced to the McDonald's unit nearest the caller.
Further details were not available from the corporate office or the regional office.
Jewel Introduces Focaccia Pizza
MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Jewel Food Stores here, a division of American Stores, Salt Lake City, has introduced fresh, focaccia pizza.
Half the back page of a recent in-store circular was devoted to the product. The ad, with photos of three pizzas, leads off with "New! Focaccia! Pizza!" Then, a paragraph headlined "Fast! Fresh! Convenient!" describes ingredients as "flavorful Italian-style sauce and Mozzarella cheese blended with spices, pepperoni and sausage."
A 12-inch cheese pie is advertised for $4.49. Cheese and sausage, and cheese and pepperoni 12-inch pies were $4.99. Jewel executives could not be reached for comment on the ad.