Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Local | By Dorothy Bennett

Phoenix residents can now have McDonald's delivered

Phoenix residents can now have McDonald's delivered

As Uproxx explains, people in four US markets - Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles and Phoenix - can have McDonald's food delivered to them right now.

No news yet on if and when we can expect McDonald's delivery in the United Kingdom, but the brand has stated that other cities will be given McDelivery in the coming months.

Uproxx also speculates on what McDonald's delivery might mean down the road since its widespread proliferation would be a paradigm changer for fast food, but that's still a little way in the future.

But, likely because UberEats carries a $5 delivery charge, pricier than most of McDonald's menu items, customers aren't ordering happy meals for delivery.

UberEats is set to deliver more from the Golden Arches. McDonald's in other cities will be added in the coming months, according to a press release.

McDonald's already has well-established delivery services in Asia and the Middle East, where for some restaurants delivery is 40 percent of sales.

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Delivery has rapidly become the largest single trend in the restaurant industry, as chains race to bring the service to their restaurants around the country.

For UberEats, the partnership is huge.

But in most cases, McDonald's operates its own delivery service.

In a statement, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook pointed to the expansion as the restaurant's way of "bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience".

In the burger chain's largest markets - US, France, the UK, Germany, and Canada - almost 75% of the population live within three miles of a McDonald's.

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