DoorDash and 7-Eleven agree to work together

Soon, customers of 7-Eleven will no longer need to run through the rain on their early morning dash to get the milk they forgot to buy the day before, with the US national food delivery service DoorDash agreeing to deliver goods from the convenience stores in five major cities across the US.

The new service went live in New York, LA and Chicago on Tuesday and will roll out to Washington DC and Boston in the next few months.

DoorDash is a restaurant delivery service that enables local and chain restaurants to deliver food to customers at home via an online app with the aim of food being delivered within 45 minutes. With the resounding success of the business, the next logical step has been to move into the convenience store market, which is worth billions of dollars a year.

7-Eleven’s Vice President of innovation and omnichannel strategy Raja Doddala said, “This partnership between the world’s largest convenience store chain and a leading on-demand delivery start-up can redefine convenience.”