Nuggets Now: McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Expands UberEats Delivery Partnership

Posted May 18, 2017

McDonald's said Wednesday that it has expanded delivery via UberEats to more than 1,000 restaurants nationwide. McDonald's started testing delivery in several Florida cities in January, and said last month it planned to roll it out "to a number of US cities this quarter". But by partnering with Uber - which already has logistics networks built up in small, medium, and large-sized cities - McDonald's is able to bring delivery to markets like Florida and OH that typically don't have a lot of food-delivery options beyond your standard pizza or Chinese food order.

McDonald's has just officially announced the delivery service and it is scheduled to start on May 17.

Customers can place McDonald's orders on the UberEATS mobile app or on UberEATS.com, using the same account they use to take Uber rides and track their order, as an UberEATS delivery partner brings their meal directly to them.

"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're getting great reviews (of the food)".

Almost 75 percent of the USA population lives within three miles of a McDonald's restaurant, according to the company. We didn't know at the time which cities would be included in the expansion.

Karavites said he's also expecting higher sales at restaurants that offer delivery. McDonald's in other cities will be added in the coming months, according to a press release. The company plans to expand nationally within the year.

The most popular McDonald's orders via UberEats in Florida are geared toward crowds.