Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK

Ever woken up at the weekend after a couple of drinks craving a Big Mac meal but lacking the energy to go out and get it?

The fast food chain is offering McDelivery through UberEats, with orders available from 22 locations across London and another 10 restaurants in Leeds and Nottingham. Limited to 22 of locations across London, Nottingham and Leeds, the roll out of the McDelivery service lags behind tests in other markets including the United States and China.

It has partnered with the UberEATS app to allow people within a 1.5mile radius of participating restaurants to order delivery.

The launch comes after KFC launched home deliveries from 30 outlets in greater London via the Just Eat platform earlier this year.

"Delivery is something that my customers often ask about, so it's exciting that we're now up and running." said Claude Abi-Gerges, who runs five of the outlets in London taking part in the trial.

McDonald's has finally - after 43 years, may I add - brought a home delivery service to United Kingdom, having previously launched similar services in places like the U.S., the Philippines, Malaysia and India.

Mathieu Proust, General Manager of UberEATS, said: "We're excited to be working with McDonald's to begin delivery of their food for the first time in the UK".

Recent figures show home deliveries of ready-to-eat food grew 10 times faster than the eating out market a year ago.

Earlier past year the chain also said it would experiment with table service.

Sales at United States restaurants open for more than a year rose 1.7% in the three months to March 2017.

  • Zachary Reyes