WASHINGTON -- Right around lunchtime, my dog, Andy the Barking Schnoodle, lost his mind. That could mean only one thing: Someone was at the door. In my household, that's usually a food delivery driver, and that driver is usually handing off pizza or Chinese.
The driver handed me a Whopper, fries, a Diet Coke, a salad, and a Hershey's sundae pie. The smell of fries on my doorstep was a rather new and perplexing aroma.
Burger King is testing delivery at about 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia. The burger giant might be on to something, if you're into this sort of thing -- massive amounts of calories and fried food procured with very little effort. Ordering the food, which I did online, was easy and quick.
I opened the burger container but saw only the lower half -- the patty topped with pickles, onions, and ketchup. The other half, with the bread top and lettuce and mayo, was hidden behind a trap door.
The reason should be obvious to even amateur burger eaters: Putting the sandwich together for even a five-minute drive would result in a soggy mess.
Nice move, Burger King.