Online Pizza Hut and KFC Ordering Coming to Indian Railways
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We can all agree man’s greatest contribution to the world is either pizza or deep-fried chicken. Both of which are coming to Indian Railways.
So you can have your figurative three-piece and eat it too.
The report states Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is rolling out a way for patrons to order a meal ahead of time from the two popular outlets.
It’s kind of like going through the drive-thru of those magical PizzaHut/KFC locations stateside, only with a lot more forethought on the traveler’s part.
Aurora states, “IRCTC, which handles online ticketing, catering and tourism for railways, has approved Pizza Hut and KFC's applications for e-catering.”
According to the report, you will first need to access IRCTC’S website at least 48 hours before the trip and reference a password once the food is delivered.
What we assume is you can combine meals if you so choose, perhaps getting a slice to go along with whatever chicken accoutrement fits your pizza pie desires.
And really, questionable dietary decisions are the only way to travel while enjoying a country’s rail system.
And an infrastructure has already been tested thanks to Jubilant Food Works, which reportedly did the same with Domino’s at 12 stations in February.
The report quotes an IRCTC chairman on the particulars: “To begin with, the service will start in trains that do not have a pantry car. Subsequently, it will be extended to trains with pantry cars like Rajdhani and Duronto.”
Now it may be the case that a station doesn’t feature a Pizza Hut or KFC stand. The chairman offered thoughts on that possibility as well: “If a firm like Pizza Hut does not have an outlet at the food plaza, then it can always deliver from its normal outlet near the station in the city.”
The congested rail system seems to be doing what it can to sate the hunger that builds while waiting for a respective commute.
The pangs of travel are certainly eased just a bit when you have some fast food to keep you company.
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