Because the only thing better (worse?) than pounding the 40 grams of fat in a Whopper is not having to even get up off the couch to have one, Burger King is beginning to make deliveries.
And you thought things couldn't possibly get any more convenient than the drive thru. (Though we're still yet to reach this level of lazy/awesome...)
Well the chain apparently wants to put 'fast' back into fast food and will now ferry your fries over in select areas. This is pretty much uncharted territory in the Burger Wars, though McDonald's offers limited delivery in Manhattan.
Right now the service is only available in a few locations in Virginia and Maryland. However, Bloomberg reports Burger King will expand delivery into 16 locations by the end of January. No word yet on whether the plan is to go national, but The Home of the Whopper already has a delivery-specific Web site all set up.
You have to be within 10 miles of a store to get delivery and there's an $8 minimum order. That minimum may not be too hard to reach, with the chain reportedly offering delivery meals such as 40-piece chicken tenders ($10.99) and four large sandwich combos ($23.99). All of it, the Los Angeles Times tells us, will be "packaged in thermal bags to keep it warm."
So are you really losing any exercise advantages by ordering in instead of making the effort to go out? Well with a little help from HealthStatus.com, we figured you burn about 27 calories walking from house to car, car to store and back again.
Which means to burn off the 670 calories in one Whopper (to say nothing of the 1230 calories in a Triple Whopper with Cheese), you'd have to make 25 trips to BK. And loyal as you may be, that's asking a lot.
So forget about it. Not worth it. Sit back, dial up a double cheeseburger with fries and shuffle to the door in your PJs when the bell rings.
After all, it's good to be the king.