This is not a drill: McDonald’s is now on UberEats


After years of pressure, McDonalds have answered everyone’s prayers by launching a trial of a new home delivery service.

“McDelivery” (like it was ever going to be called anything else) has now been launched in collaboration with UberEats.

It is available from no fewer than 22 London restaurants, as well as 10 other locations throughout the Leeds and Nottingham areas. Celebration, relief and sheer joy have greeted the news across social media.

McDelivery will be available between 7am and 2am for customers within a mile and a half of participating restaurants. It’s got you covered from breakfast to drunken late night cravings.

In McDonalds own words: “You’re now able to order McDonalds straight to your door. McDelivery is currently available in a select number of restaurants, ahead of being rolled out in many more locations later this year.

The fast food giant already delivers in a wide range of countries including China and Singapore. The food delivery industry has grown massively thanks to UberEats and its competitors, including Deliveroo and Just Eat, while McDonalds are hoping that it helps to recover an estimated 500 million lost customers who have stopped eating from there since 2012.

The general manager of UberEats, Mathieu Proust, said of the launch: “Our technology means people can get the food they want with the speed and reliability they’ve come to expect from Uber.”

McDonalds is the fourth biggest franchise in the UK, with an impressive 866 restaurants and drive-throughs up and down the country. It is hoped that the vast majority of these will participate in the new McDelivery scheme, which looks set to extend beyond its trial period.