What’s happier than a McDonald's Happy Meal at a drive-thru? A McDonald's Happy Meal delivered to your doorstep.
McDonald’s has officially expanded its delivery service to more than 1,000 restaurants in the U.S. McDonald's customers in Los Angeles, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix can now get their McDonald's meals delivered to them through UberEATS.
This is a pretty big expansion, considering that they previously only delivered from about 200 McDonald’s located in Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.
For those who aren't familiar with UberEATS, it basically functions as a third-party delivery service for restaurants who don’t want to hire their own drivers. And no, your burger and fries will not be "Ubered" to you in the back seat of an Uber X, contrary to what the name suggests.
The partnership with UberEATS is called "McDelivery." You can order your favorite McDonald’s treats on the UberEATS website or through the mobile app.
For some, like me, who didn’t even know McDelivery was a thing, this is great news. Not only are we finding out that this service exists, but also that there’s going to be more of it. Win, win.
"We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience," said McDonald's CEO, Steve Easterbrook, in a recent press release.
Now, not only does the “McDonald’s experience” involve eating McDonald’s, but also it no longer requires leaving your couch.
Last year, McDonald's made almost a billion dollars in delivery sales globally, and is expected to continue expanding delivery to more cities, according to CNBC.
According to its website, McDonald’s is already one of the largest delivery food providers in the world. McDonald’s delivery services are most popular in Asia and the Middle East, where the top delivery hubs can generate as much as 40 percent of their sales from delivery.
"McDonald’s restaurant footprint, combined with the cutting-edge innovation of the UberEATS platform, positions us well to meet the consumer demand for fast and reliable delivery -- making this an ideal partnership," said Easterbrook.
So, what do you think? Would you order McDelivery in your city?