Saturday, March 4, 2017

McDonald's delivery service is coming to the U.S. market

A McDonald's delivery worker in Singapore
From Nation's Restaurant News
The market for restaurant delivery is growing rapidly, and McDonald’s Corp. wants a piece of it -- a big piece.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger giant is quickly making a big move to start bringing its food directly to customers. While McDonald’s effort in the U.S. is limited to a couple of markets in Florida, with UberEats, executives at an investor meeting this week  made it clear they plan to make the service quickly available everywhere.

“We’re not testing; we’re rolling out,” McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook told reporters at the meeting. “We’ll be bringing in major international countries this year, and we’ll be expanding in the U.S.”

McDonald’s is already a big delivery player around the world. ... Its domestic effort is focused on the use of third parties. Executives say using delivery providers could help McDonald’s add the service to its 14,000 U.S. locations far more quickly than it could if it employed the drivers.
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