The Restaurant Drive-Through is Through.
Drones deliver dinners in Iceland.
In Michigan, Domino’s experiments with driverless vans to your door.
Nationwide, Amazon swallows Whole Foods. How long, before they unleash their creative destruction into this delivery space? How soon will it be Whole Foods Express Delivery, turning kitchens into safe-spaces and sending stoves, refrigerators and dishwashers into extinction?The doorstep food revolution has started. Winners and losers are clear: The exorbitant rent, tablecloth with months-in-advance reservation restaurant will close; the no-table place that virtually eliminate the line between their cooks and your mouth wins. Of course, this souped-up delivery costs a bundle.The Boston Globe says, “Eating out in your home is pricey, but as Uber addicts understand, seamless, cashless transactions…make things feel free.” https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/09/03/when-you-pay-for-mcdonald-meal-when-you-millennial/CAP3l51wbge9s3dBuuRsnJ/story.html
Like all things millennial, the delivery revolution started with the smartphone. Professor Jean M. Twenge in her book iGen, says, “Across all races and class they spend, on average, six hours a day with the new media…this is the first generation that prefers the emotional safety of virtual relationships to the messy entanglements of real relationships. Cooking dinner, setting the table, cleaning the dishes takes time and commitment. Something this generation may feel will take precious time from their virtual reality.”
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