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Chipotle and Taco Bell Race to Win the Burrito Delivery-Time Battle

A Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg

When it comes to restaurant delivery, speed matters. And the burrito chains want to be faster.

Taco Bell -- which now offers delivery at roughly two-thirds of its U.S. restaurants through GrubHub Inc. with plans to continue expanding the service -- says its average delivery time is 34 minutes. The company acknowledges that’s not good enough for today’s demanding customer.