Speedy service, low prices, and abundant drive-throughs have made McDonald's one of the most popular restaurants in the world, with nearly 37,000 stores worldwide —and counting. In their quest for total fast food domination, however, the 77-year-old brand is going one step further, enticing customers with a new service: McDelivery. That’s right: the most convenience-oriented food in the world just got even easier to get and gobble down. Just when we were mourning the loss of one McDonald's favorite, the brand woos us back by busting out the big guns.
Taking a cue from Postmates’ success, McDonald’s announced a new partnership with UberEATS on Wednesday, May 18, expanding its McDelivery service to 1,000 of the chain’s stateside restaurants. Stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Columbus are now McDelivery eligible, joining the ranks of Micky D’s in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa Bay, where the service rolled out in January.
"We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald’s experience," Steve Easterbrook, president and CEO of McDonald’s, announced via press release. "Through the ease of the UberEATS app, our customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald’s foods delivered right to them enjoying greater choice, control and personalization than ever before."
While McDelivery may help solve customers’ time-management issues, it’s not doing much for their portion control; according to the Chicago Tribune, the most-ordered items from McDelivery-eligible Florida stores are the 40-piece Chicken McNuggets and the Big Mac & Chicken McNuggets Meal Bundle, which contains a pair of Big Macs, three medium orders of fries, three drinks, and 20 Chicken McNuggets. Find out how your favorite fast food meal stacks up by discovering Every Menu Item at McDonald’s—Ranked!