Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar Introduces Door-to-Door Delivery Powered by DoorDash
Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar just made it possible to enjoy their Famous 'Shrooms, the Char-crusted Ahi Tuna Salad or even the Kansas City Burger without leaving your home. Whether you're having a relaxing evening with family or getting a group of friends together to watch the game, Houlihan's is making life easier for their stay-at-home guests. And let's not forget about the boss who called the last-minute meeting over lunch. No worries, Houlihan's will make sure it's the best lunchtime meeting you've ever had to attend.
Beginning Sept. 16, Houlihan's restaurants will begin offering food delivery in all of their corporate markets. And to make it even simpler, guests will place their order directly through the Houlihan's website – houlihans.com.
"With football season and tailgate parties getting in full swing, the debut of our new delivery option is perfect timing," said Bill Leibengood, chief marketing officer for Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. "We are in the hospitality business where we want to ensure our guests are receiving the best experience possible. If they aren't able to join us at one of our restaurants for lunch or dinner, we definitely want to do everything we can to make their at-home or at-work dining experience just as memorable."
According to Leibengood, Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. has partnered with DoorDash for the in-house delivery. Dashers, who deliver on DoorDash, use thermal bags to keep food hot or cold. Houlihan's and DoorDash will limit the delivery radius to ensure food stays fresh and deliveries are as fast and efficient as possible. Leibengood suggests that guests check with their local Houlihan's restaurant for delivery restrictions since traffic and other factors vary by location.
Houlihan's has been successfully testing the delivery partnership with DoorDash in New Jersey, New York (Long Island) and Kansas City. They will introduce delivery in Chicago (Naperville, Orland Park, Wheaton, Geneva, Algonquin) on Sept. 4 and to the rest of the corporate markets on Sept. 16.
The corporate markets where the delivery will launch on Sept. 16 are Dallas/Ft. Worth (Addison, Garland, Ft. Worth), San Antonio/Live Oak, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Columbus/Upper Arlington, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.
Leibengood said the company is working with their franchise partners and hopes to have the entire organization online with delivery in the near future.