If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably had at least one birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's.
Now, the entertainment-based pizzeria has jumped on the delivery bandwagon.
Announced this month on the pizzeria's online blog "The Mouse Pad," Chuck E. Cheese's says that it "now delivers food and fun straight to your door through food delivery services including GrubHub, UberEATS, and DoorDash, at participating locations."
And for those who still want a bit of that Chuck E. Cheese's fun thrown in, "for a limited time, only while supplies last, a free character plush doll or goody bag is included with every delivery order."
You can't blame the mouse. Everyone is getting into the delivery game lately. Research company Cowen surveyed more than 2,500 consumers in 2017 and discovered rising delivery rates. The research further predicted that delivery growth would outpace overall restaurant industry growth.
Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2020, 40% of restaurant orders will be delivery orders.
Delivery company GrubHub's stock has doubled in price over the past year as more investors become interested in delivery, and billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta, who keeps a watchful eye on consumers, decided to purchase food delivery company Waitr this month.
The good news for pizzeria operators is that most consumers order pizza for delivery because they crave pizza. However, if you still do not offer online ordering or delivery, you may be missing out on a great revenue stream.