McDonald's Launches Delivery Service For Certain Places In The UK
The day we have all been waiting for is finally upon us. That's right, you can now order a McDonald's directly to your front door.
Gone are the days of spending hours upon hungover hours in bed on Sunday afternoons, endlessly deliberating about whether or not you're physically capable of putting some clothes on and braving the outside world to grab your fix of salty goodness.
Now, if you live in one of the chosen lands - those being Leeds, London and Nottingham - you can use UberEats to bring all the nuggets and Big Macs to you while you remain festering in your disgusting pit. The dream.
The fast food giant has teamed up with app-based taxi brand Uber's food delivery service, UberEats, to bring this long-held vision of the future to life and, somewhat unsurprisingly, it's going to be called 'McDelivery'.
The McDelivery option is available across 22 store locations in London and a further 10 restaurants further north in Leeds and Nottingham.
Stores participating in the capital include branches in Camden, Victoria, Regent Street, and Waterloo station.
McDelivery will be available from 7am until 2am in London and from 8am to midnight in Leeds and Nottingham. Customers will be able to choose from the breakfast lunch and dinner menus.
"Delivery is something that my customers often ask about so it's exciting that we're now up and running with McDelivery in a selection of my London restaurants," said Claude Abi-Gerges, who operates five of the London restaurants taking part in the trial.
"The McDelivery service is designed with the customer in mind, bringing a new level of convenience. It's the next chapter in how we get freshly made, great-tasting food to our customers in a way that suits them and fits around their busy lives," he added.
The new service will be available seven days a week and will include all the usual favourites, including Big Macs, sausage and egg McMuffins and chicken McNuggets.
McDelivery will not take orders to school addresses.
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McDonald's will enter the market to compete with companies such as Deliveroo and JustEat. Rivals Burger King and KFC have also rolled out delivery options at certain stores relatively recently.
A McDonald's spokesperson said previously: "This service is offered in other markets around the world and its growth within the UK continues to gather pace.
"Listening to our customers, we know that this is a route they would like us to explore, and I can confirm that we are looking to launch a small delivery pilot this summer."
Mathiey Proust, the general manager of UberEats, summed up the move and expressed his excitement to work with McDonald's.
"Our technology means people can get the food they want with the speed and reliability they've come to expect from Uber."
Words: Paddy Maddison
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