2017 Already Looks Great: McDonald’s Testing Delivery


By Cooking Panda

I always knew the day would come when I could finally order a Big Mac to be delivered to my door. Let’s hope that this is a sign that 2017 will bring great things.

USA Today reports that McDonald’s will be testing delivery services starting in January of 2017. The option will be available to nearly 200 restaurants in Florida: Miami, Tampa and Orlando. While I wish it was being tested in a more spread-out area (like in Washington, D.C., hint), I’m still happy to hear it’s happening at all! This will be great for my midnight Big Mac craving. Maybe not so great for my health.

Customers will be able to order delivery from the Mickey D’s menu via an UberEATS. This company is currently serving 50 cities in the States, but hopefully as new developments such as these grow, they’ll have a chance to expand even further.

McDonald’s hasn’t been the first to jump onboard with this new service, although there haven’t been many. Yet. According to Business Insider, Taco Bell beat them to the game when they made an alliance with DoorDash. Starbucks and Chick-fil-A have offered the service as well, and they’re seeing great success. It’s only natural that McDonald’s would follow suit.

The testing is great news, but what’s also great is that McDonald’s is preparing to offer mobile ordering as well, as its own service in itself. So, even if the delivery doesn’t make it to the rest of us, I expect the mobile ordering app to do so. Then again, I’m not sure how much more convenient that can be than just driving up to the window like we normally do? The service is already extremely fast.

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However, it’s said that the reason the delivery is becoming so popular is that it cuts down on wait times for customers and increases order accuracy. Now, that I can understand. Of course, I was already a believer in the delivery as soon as I heard it, but an increase in order accuracy would be an obvious advantage to mobile ordering as well. Bring it on!

Sources: USA Today, Business Insider / Photo Credit: McDonald's/Instagram

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