posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 06:06 PM
McDonalds does deliver in London, ON Canada. Oh sure, there are restrictions ; area, times (usually lunch) and you have to call in your order
before a certain time etc. but they do deliver. Though to be honest, they have cut back and even eliminated this service in some store districts
because of a lack of response. Furthermore, I don't know who would actually want to order a burger that will not be as "fresh" as it could be if
you had just waited in line or in the drive-through. There is nothing like a soggy, luke-warm burger, eh?
As for Krispy Kreme, when this company came to Canada (Ontario), they really took the place by storm. Fund raisers would buy hundreds and hundreds of
boxes of donuts (in dozens) and Krispy Kreme was received quite well. That's when the problems started. It seemed that Krispy Kreme actually
expanded too quickly. The company over-extended themselves by building too many outlets in too short of a time period. To make matters even worse
for the company, the outlets that they did build were too big with an overestimated "sit in" capacity. Additionally, Krispy Kreme did not focus on
the quality of their coffee, which was, by the way, abysmal compared to Tim Horton's and even Starbucks. The result was that Krispy Kreme Canada
went bankrupt. Now all of those outlets sit empty and idle.
The one thing that Krispy Kreme did do that was positive was that they shook up their competition -- Tim Horton's. Tim Horton's immediately
improved upon the quality of their donuts, making them more often and improving their presentation by changing the box that the donuts come in to one
that is more similar to the one that Krispy Kreme used.