Your brunch, and dessert needs are about to become fulfillable in a whole new way, because popular chains including Cinnabon and Carvel will offer delivery soon, according to new reports. Parent company Focus Brands has inked a deal with delivery service Postmates to make its foods (also including Auntie Anne's, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, and Schlotzsky's) orderable via the on-demand web and app platform. The prospect of eating Cinnabon in your pajamas following a few taps on your smartphone (and without a trip to the now-archaic mall) is alluring, needless to say.
Anyone who has ever sunk their teeth into one of Cinnabon's decadent treats should automatically be thrilled by this news, but there are a few caveats. Postmates will only be delivering Cinnabon, Carvel, and other Focus Brands foods in Atlanta, New York City, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland. These denser cities are where delivery services like Postmates become at all viable economically. (Sorry to our suburban and rural friends.) However, those cities who are lucky enough to receive delivery can expect their orders to arrive in under an hour, Focus says, and there's no minimum purchase required, meaning if you're craving a single Cinnabon, then that's exactly what you should order.
And don't forget — you need to tip your delivery driver well. Sometimes, the Postmates have to wait in line for orders, diminishing their earning power considerably, and they pay for their own gas (and parking tickets). Changes to the app make the tipping function less automatic, which means many customers let it fall by the wayside altogether. Even though the Postmates delivery fee is steep — $5 plus nine percent of the order total — it's totally worth it to tip well if it means getting to enjoy that delicious Cinnabon from the comforts of your own home.