Forget the drive thru. McDonald’s is focused on “drive to” with an expansion in Seattle and across the U.S. of its McDelivery service through the UberEATS app.
Seattle-area fast-food fans can get their fix from any of 92 participating McDonald’s restaurants by placing orders on the UberEATS mobile app or via UberEATS.com, the companies announced on Wednesday. The service is now available in over 1,000 restaurants with the addition of cities including Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C.
“We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald’s experience,” McDonald’s president and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a news release. “Through the ease of the UberEATS app, our customers can enjoy their favourite McDonald’s foods delivered right to them enjoying greater choice, control and personalization than ever before.”
The concept is relatively new in the U.S., but McDonald’s is already one of the largest providers of delivered food in other parts of the world, with over two decades of experience in delivery. Last year, the giant burger chain saw nearly $1 billion in delivery sales across both company and franchise restaurants. The company’s most developed delivery markets are in Asia and the Middle East, where top delivery restaurants generate up to 40 percent of their sales from delivery, the release said.
In January, McDonald’s and UberEATS began piloting McDelivery in more than 200 Florida restaurants in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa Bay. McDelivery is now available at 300 restaurants across Los Angeles; 267 throughout the Chicago area; 59 in Columbus, Ohio; and 144 in Phoenix and will expand to additional cities in the coming months.
“Whether you are at home or at the park, UberEATS has what you’re craving ready to be delivered at the tap of a button,” said Jason Droege, Head of UberEverything. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with McDonald’s in the U.S. to bring the ease and reliability of Uber’s technology to deliver customer’s favorite menu items.”
Users can cash in with the promotional code FRIES4U and receive $5 off their first two UberEATS orders thru July 1.