Dunkin' Donuts May Join Restaurants Offering Delivery Service

PHOTO:Dunkin Donuts store in pictured, Jan. 27, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif. Bob Berg/Getty Images
Dunkin Donuts store in pictured, Jan. 27, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Dunkin' Donuts customers may soon be able to order coffee, sandwiches and baked goods from their phones.

The company said it plans to offer mobile ordering for deliveries and curbside pickups next year.

Scott Hudler, vice president of global consumer engagement for Dunkin' Brands, said the company is "always looking for new ways to drive franchisee profitability and make sure our products are more accessible and convenient for our guests."

With the growth of food delivery companies and apps, high-end restaurants and fast food chains are offering mobile food services. Chipotle now offers delivery services in some cities through food delivery companies like Postmates, Order Up and Tapingo. Delivery and service fees vary by city, from around $1.99 to $5.

"Delivery is something that we will be evaluating in the future and we think that is has the potential to integrate with our Mobile Ordering platform that is currently under development," Hudler said in a statement, calling it a "future initiative." Dunkin' Donuts' mobile service will first be available to the company's DD Perks rewards program members in one market before a roll-out to all loyalty members. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, there are more than 11,300 Dunkin' Donuts locations globally. There are more than 8,000 in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.

The first Dunkin' Donuts opened in Quincy, Massachusetts, outside Boston, in 1950.