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Here’s How to Order from Your Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants Right Now

You can eat out AND stay in!

WANTAGH, NEW YORK - MARCH 16: An image of the sign for Kentucky Fried Chicken as photographed on March 16, 2020 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


It doesn’t get more comforting than sitting around the table with family and fried chicken. KFC is making our quarantine dreams come true with free delivery until April 26th; the restaurant is also open for carryout. You can also continue to support these stores that are still paying their employees during the coronavirus.

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Olive Garden

Our favorite Italian chain, Olive Garden, is offering ‘buy one, take one’ on curbside pick-up orders. You’ll get one meal for dinner and another one already packed up and prepared for tomorrow night’s dinner. The menu includes spaghetti, lasagna, ziti, fettuccine, and more for just $12.99.

Facade with signage at a local franchise of the Chipotle chain of Mexican restaurants, Dublin, California, July 10, 2017. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


Craving a burrito right now? Same here. While Chipotle has closed their dining rooms, you can still carry out or have your chips and guac delivered. If you’re tired of takeout, try these three-ingredient recipes that don’t require a trip to the store.

WHEELING, IL - DECEMBER 28: Starbucks worker Freddie Arteaga assists a customer with her drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru December 28, 2005 in Wheeling, Illinois. Starbucks is investing in the drive-thru market for coffee drinkers on the go. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)Tim Boyle/Getty Images


If you suddenly have kids at home all day, chances are you could use some extra caffeine. Starbucks has closed its seating areas, so grab a Starbucks to-go order by stopping in or hitting the drive-thru. This is a chain we feel good about supporting, because Starbucks has committed to paying all its employees for the next 30 days, regardless of whether or not they come to work. This is the surprising origin behind Starbucks’ name.

AUSTELL, GEORGIA - MARCH 18: A view of Chick-fil-A on Austell Road as customers pull around for their drive-thru orders on March 18, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. All locations across the country have temporarily closed their dining room seating to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images


Every wonder why Chick-fil-A sandwiches are so drool-worthy? You can ponder that delicious thought while waiting in the drive-thru line. Chick-fil-A has closed its dining rooms for the time being. Find out these 10 things Chick-fil-A employees won’t tell you.

PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK - MARCH 18: An image of the sign for a McDonald's as photographed on March 18, 2020 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


If you had your heart set on a shamrock shake this year, you can still get the real deal. Unfortunately, McDonald’s has decided to pull the all-day breakfast menu for the time being while the restaurant restructures in response to COVID-19. McDonald’s has closed dining and play areas but is open for drive-thru and carryout orders. Do you know the real way McDonald’s makes their money?

MOUNT AIRY, MARYLAND - MARCH 18: A Burger King restaurant displays a sign reading 'Open for Drive Thru and Takeout Only' amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 18, 2020 in Mount Airy, Maryland. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Burger King

The King has a generous offer for you. BK is giving away two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal in an effort to help families who usually depend on subsidized school lunches. Rather stay home? Make Burger King copycat recipes in your own kitchen.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Domino's menu items are shown on October 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Shares of the restaurant chain fell 4 percent today despite reporting an increase of more than 8 percent in domestic same-store sales. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Scott Olson/Getty Images


You can still order the best delivery pizza ever. Domino’s is now offering contactless delivery to protect you and its drivers, as well as implementing stricter cleanliness standards in their kitchens. This is how ordering Domino’s pizza actually saved this man’s life.

Facade with signage for the fast food restaurant Jimmy John's Sandwiches in San Ramon, California, June 28, 2017. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s is already known for its lightning-fast delivery. Your favorite sub shop has closed its dining areas but is open for carryout and delivery. Check out these super-cheap ways to order groceries online.

A food delivery order from Panera bread is visible in a suburban home in Contra Costa County, San Ramon, California during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, March 16, 2020. Amid the outbreak, many residents have turned to food delivery services as a way to obtain meals, as restaurants have been ordered to close their dining rooms. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesSmith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


If there’s anything that’s going to get us through this uncertain time, it’s the comforting meal of cheesy broccoli soup in a bread bowl. You can still enjoy all your You Pick 2 faves via delivery or Rapid Pick-Up. Your meal will support those in need, thanks to Panera’s donation plan. Bravo, Panera!

Noodles as company in the Polaris area of Columbus, Ohio.Holly Hildreth/Getty Images

Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company copycat recipes are tasty and inexpensive, but sometimes you need the real thing. Enjoy all the buttered noodles you want with carryout or delivery orders.

"Troy, Michigan, USA - March 6, 2012: The Einstein Bros. Bagels location off John R Road in Troy, Michigan with guests enjoying thir meal and pedestrian passing by. Founded in Colorado, Einstein Bros. Bagels is a chain of bagel and coffee shops with almost 600 locations in the US."RiverNorthPhotography/Getty Images

Einstein Bros Bagels

Before you take a sip of your morning coffee, smear a little schmear on a hot, toasty bagel to-go. For a limited time, when you order a baker’s dozen from Einstein Bros, they’ll donate bagels to a family in need.

RICHMOND, CA - MAY 07: An exterior view of a Wendy's restaurant on May 7, 2015 in Richmond, California. Wendy's announced plans to sell 640 of its company owned restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Wendy's has 6,515 restaurants worldwide. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Wendy’s chili is the perfect way to warm up while snuggled on the couch this spring. The chain has closed its dining areas but remains open for carryout, drive-thru, and delivery. We’ll take a Frosty! Plus, there’s an easy recipe to make Wendy’s chili at home!

NOVATO, CA - FEBRUARY 22: A car goes through a drive thru at a Taco Bell restaurant on February 22, 2018 in Novato, California. Taco Bell has become the fourth-largest domestic restaurant brand by edging out Burger King. Taco Bell sits behind the top three restaurant chains McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Taco Bell

While Taco Bell dining areas are closed, you can still get your nacho fix with carryout, drive-thru, and delivery orders.

Qdoba Mexican Grill Fast Casual Restaurant. Qdoba was purchased by Apollo Global Management in 2018 IIjetcityimage/Getty Images


Qdoba has made the move to limited-contact ordering. That means dine-in services at all Qdoba locations are suspended and are now “to-go only.” Having shopping woes? Here’s where to get 12 things Amazon won’t deliver right now.

DAWSONVILLE, GA - JANUARY 25: General view of Arby's Restaurant on January 25, 2018 in Dawsonville, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Arby's)Rick Diamond /Getty Images


Arby’s is temporarily suspending dine-in seating areas. Fortunately, you can still order for carryout or delivery through apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats. (That means you don’t have to lose out on Arby’s curly fries.)

A Panda Express fast food restaurant in the Fordham Road shopping district in the Bronx in New York on Thursday, January 7, 2016. (�� Richard B. Levine) (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images)Richard Levine /Getty Images

Panda Express

To maximize social distancing, Panda Express has closed its dining rooms for the time being. You can still take a stroll through the drive-thru or order online to get your fix. Try Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub or Postmates, depending on what’s available in your area. Or make Panda Express’s orange chicken at home with this copycat recipe!

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Street sign outside Dunkin' Coffee shop near Puerta del Sol square on May 04, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Dunkin', formerly Dunkin' Donuts, is an American multinational coffee company and quick service restaurant. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)Horacio Villalobos /Getty Images


Don’t worry, you can still order off the Dunkin’ $2 menu, so long as you order through the drive-thru or take your order to got Some Dunkin’s have reduced hours, too, so keep that in mind when you’re getting your coffee and doughnuts.

CICERO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: A sign advertises the location of a Sonic restaurant on September 25, 2018 in Cicero, Illinois. Inspire Brands Inc., the parent company of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today that it was buying Sonic for $2.3 billion. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Scott Olson /Getty Images


Pretend you’re starring in your own Sonic commercial when you enjoy a decadent milkshake in your car. The restaurant is still open for drive-in orders! Place your order in the Sonic app, use the app to check-in at the Drive-In and your order will be delivered to your car. This is how much the coronavirus is costing the world (so far).

Zaxby's Restaurant exteriorJ. Michael Jones/Getty Images


At Zaxby’s, ordering is going online and mobile, and if you’d prefer to take the drive-thru, you’re welcome to do that. The dining areas are closed, and Zaxby’s is doing its part to prevent too much customer to employee contact. Still, we’re just happy we can get a taste of one of our favorite fast-food chicken joints.

Jersey Mike's Subs Fast Food Restaurant.helen89/Getty Images

Jersey Mike’s

You can still place take-out orders in-store or for pick-up using the Jersey Mike’s app, or you can order for delivery. Your order will come right to your door, courtesy of Jersey Mike’s or third-party delivery service, like Uber Eats. These ingenious meal prep products from Amazon will make quarantine cooking a lot more manageable.

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28: In this photo illustration a cheeseburger and french fries are served up at a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The burger chain, with currently has 63 locations, is expected to go public this week with an IPO priced between $17 to $19 a share. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Scott Olson /Getty Images

Shake Shack

If you’re still hungry for Shake Shack, have no fear! You can still order for delivery or carryout, and all of your orders will arrive in a newly designed, sealed bag. This is the secret behind Shake Shack’s massive success.

Close-up of signage with logo for Jack in the Box, a regional fast food restaurant in the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)Smith Collection/Gado /Getty Images

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box has closed its dining rooms across the nation, but you can still order via the drive-thru or opt for carryout and delivery. As one of America’s oldest fast-food restaurants, it’s no surprise Jack in the Box is still serving its loyal customers.

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Carrie Madormo
Carrie Madormo is a business and wellness writer for internationally-recognized publications. Her writing has been featured in Working Mother, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. As a former nurse, Madormo loves to translate complex health studies into engaging content. She is passionate about empowering readers to live their best lives by taking control of their health.