McDonald’s: Launches Delivery Initiative In NYC

Oak Brook / IL. (mdc) Customers in New York City will soon be able to buy the McDonald´s food when and where they want it with the launch of a McDonald´s delivery test with Postmates, a direct-to-consumer delivery service. Starting this week, customers in select boroughs can go to the Postmates web site or download the Postmates mobile app (available for iOS and Android) to order their favourite McDonald´s food for delivery within an hour. The test involves 88 select McDonald´s restaurants in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. «This is a city where delivery is a way of life», said Mwaffak Kanjee, vice president, general manager of the McDonald´s New York Metro region. «We are excited to launch this test so our customers can get hot, freshly prepared food right from McDonald´s kitchens, when and where they want it». McDonald´s full menu, except ice cream cones, will be available for delivery during the normal operating hours of participating restaurants. Certain restaurants will offer delivery 24 hours a day. There will be a delivery fee calculated based on the geographic distance travelled by the courier as well as a standard service charge. «Our customers continue to tell us that they want their favourites from McDonald´s delivered right to their doorsteps», said Julia Vander Ploeg, vice president of McDonald´s USA Digital. «We have listened to their feedback and are excited to launch this initiative. We look forward to learning from this test and continuing to innovate as we offer our customers everyday conveniences and new ways to experience our brand».