In today’s delivery-crazed culture in which we live, Super Bowl Sunday has become as much about the food we’re ordering as it is about football or hotly anticipated TV ads. Makes sense, then, that QSRs, fast-casual joints, third-party delivery services, and many more are dabbling in delivery initiatives this coming Sunday. Check a couple of them below, as well as more restaurant-centric news from around the web this week.
Chipotle is running a TikTok campaign for Super Bowl Sunday.
In a clear bid to win over Generation Z, Chipotle has launched a campaign on TikTok called “TikTok Timeout.” For every commercial break after a timeout during the big game, some of the app’s most popular content creators will share their own Chipotle delivery ads set to Justin Bieber’s song “Yummy.” The campaign is searchable through the hashtag #TikTokTimeout.
Little Caesars spotlights delivery with DoorDash.
Known historically for its pickup service, Little Caesars finally joined the delivery craze not long ago when it announced a partnership with DoorDash to ship pizzas directly to customers’ doorsteps. The pizza chain is spotlighting that move with its first-ever Super Bowl ad, which could cost over $5 million. Clearly the chain is ready to invest aggressively in delivery.
Postmates will have customers sign a waiver for wings.
Delivery service Postmates is running a couple Super Bowl-centric initiatives this week, according to an email sent to The Spoon. From January 30 to February 1, Postmates users can enter to win a wings pack themed around the web series “Hot Ones.” The goods, which include wings as well as “Hot Ones”-branded sauces, will be delivered to the winner on February 2 just before the game starts. The wings are apparently so hot users must sign a waiver upon delivery.
In a separate campaign, Postmates users can also enter to win a year’s worth of pizza or wings. More details on the campaigns are here.
Yelp launches health score pop-up alerts for restaurants.
Yelp released a new feature this week in Chicago and Los Angeles that alerts users via pop-ups when a restaurant has health code violations. According to the Chicago Tribune, when a user scrolls through a restaurant’s review page, they will see a pop-up message alerting them if the establishment has a bad health score. Yelp already lists restaurants’ health scores on their pages; the added pop-up feature is a way to quickly call attention to businesses with the worst violations. The Chicago and Los Angeles release of the feature Yelp did in its hometown of San Francisco in 2015.