New Zealand Post now delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken

With more and more people using email instead of so-called snail mail, the New Zealand postal service has started delivering KFC in a bid to keep itself contemporary – and avoid losing money.



A pilot scheme in the North Island port city of Tauranga has seen NZ Post and KFC partner up, with the latter using the former to handle the challenges of the new home delivery service.

“All post offices around the world are struggling with what to do when mail disappears, we want to survive for another 100 years but we urgently need to diversify our business,” said NZ Post spokesperson Mike Stewart.

“People want their goods on-demand delivered to their home in 30-60 minutes, that seems to be where the world is going.

“So we’ve been experimenting with being the delivery service for the health sector, the construction sector and especially hospitality – it is an exciting time for us.”

NZ Post are, so far, using about 30 delivery drivers for the KFC Tauranga pilot.