McDonald’s launching UK delivery service this summer – Prepare yourself, Southport!

27th April 2017

If your hungover Sundays often involve trudging in the cold and rain to pick up a Big Mac at your local McDonald’s, prepare to save yourself some serious hassle: the fast food chain has announced it is finally launching a delivery service in the capital.

McDonald’s has long hinted at the launch of a click-and-deliver service in the UK – and the service will be trialled in June across the country.

UK chief executive Paul Pomroy has said that the trial should be “up and running in the UK in just over a month’s time.”

Pomroy says that, instead of running its own delivery operation, the company will partner with an external company such as Uber Eats or Deliveroo to make sure your order arrives in lightening-fast time.

The news comes after McDonald’s recently rolled out a new app which allows customers to save menu preferences and order their favourite foods when they visit a chain.

On arrival, they can ‘check in’ with their smartphone at a digital scanner and have their order delivered to their table.

Last month, while announcing growth plans, the company hinted that the UK, US, France, Germany and Canada would be the next countries to get on-demand french fries.

The burger chain also already runs delivery services in China and Singapore.

In a statement released at the time, the company said: “One of the most significant disruptions in the restaurant business today is the rapid increase in delivery. Through technology, delivery has changed the way customers order, pay, track and receive food and provide feedback.

“Coupled with the explosive growth in third-party delivery companies, the landscape has created an exceptional opportunity for growth. Because of our extraordinary footprint, McDonald’s is uniquely positioned to become the global leader in delivery.”

Big Macs direct to your doorstep? Prepare yourself, Southport.