Kwik Trip launches free delivery through EatStreet amid coronavirus fears

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Kwik Trip began offering free delivery Monday for food, grocery items and household necessities to ease people’s lives during the national effort to thwart the spread of coronavirus.

Kwik Trip’s free delivery, for orders of $8 or more, is available in the 70-plus Kwik Trips in the Badger State that offer delivery through EatStreet. The La Crosse-based convenience store chain is waiving EatStreet fees, according to a news release.

Food and essentials such as eggs, bread and toilet paper — just about everything except beer, liquor and tobacco products — will be available while supplies last, said the news release. EatStreet delivers for Kwik Trip in the La Crosse and Madison areas, as well as stores in Appleton, Eau Claire, Fon du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Wausau.

“These are largely unprecedented times, and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get the items they need without having to take on additional costs,” said David Jackson, Kwik Trip’s digital marketing and loyalty manager.

“Whether you need bread and eggs, or some comfort food like our famous chicken sandwiches and a Big Buddy, we’re going to make sure you’re able to get what you need without having to leave home,” Jackson said.

EatStreet also has free delivery, many of which don’t require a minimum order, for dozens of restaurants in the area. However, those arrangements usually are limited to seven days, after which delivery fees kick in.

EatStreet also has added a feature to decrease social contact for customers, who can ask delivery drivers to leave their orders at the door with the following procedure:

  • When you place your order, type “please leave my food at the door” in the instructions box at checkout.
  • The driver confirms where customers want their orders placed and when they have arrived.
  • Customers don’t have direct contact with their drivers.

“Kwik Trip offers so many essential items we all use in our daily lives, so we wanted to find a way to make it easier for our customers to get what they need without leaving home,” said Matt Howard, EatStreet CEO and co-founder. “We realize these are challenging times, but we hope this makes things a little easier as we all work together in our communities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

Kwik Trip has roughly 700 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, where they are called Kwik Star. It has about 400 stores in the Badger State alone.

Consumers can find out which Kwik Trips offer delivery at the EatStreet website.

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