Lawsons and Yahoo! Deliver Food

Could the Kwik-E-Mart work a deal out with Mapple for the Springfield community on this? (Yes, those are both fictional Simpsons analogs to the following article)

The major chain Japanese convenience store (which actually got its start in Ohio, USA) Lawson has teamed up with Yahoo! Japan to make dinners easier for families. Instead of running to the convenience store for pre-packaged sandwiches (which you can still do) or a box of Hamburger Helper (which I can’t find proof of existing in Japan), the two companies have combined their forces to deliver fresh food to your house.

What’s so special about that? Pizzas, asian food, and more have been deliver staples for years.

The “Smart Kitchen” program delivers the ingredients, not the finished product. Covering Japanese, Western, and Chinese varieties, the freely-delivered dishes range from simple bread and pastries to creative and advanced dishes such as sweet-and-sour pork in black vinegar sauce and lobster with broccoli. Basically, all the ingredients and sauces you need are included, so you just need the pan, dishes, and 10 minutes (for the “Authentic Home Cooking In 10 Minutes” line) to have a freshly-made meal.

Until March 11th, families (or single people; there’s no discrimination) can order a “test kit” of sweet-and-sour pork chop suey and hamburger is available for 980 yen, instead of 2000 yen, RocketNews24 reports.

While Lawson got its start in America, it’s been Japan focused since. In 2012, it started opening up branches in Hawaii. Maybe American will be able to get a taste of the Smart Kitchen soon enough.