McDonald’s Expands its UberEats Delivery Service over 1,000 Restaurants

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) said on Wednesday that it will expand its partnership with UberEats to offer delivery service to more than 1,000 restaurants nationwide, a move to attract more customers and increase revenue.

Customers can order McDonald’s food through the UberEats website or mobile app. The fast-food chain said it has expanded its delivery service in Los Angeles; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix. The company had already offered the service in about 200 restaurants in Orlando, Tampa and Miami.

"We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience," Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's CEO, said in a statement.

Delivery could be a new driver of McDonald’s revenue growth. The company could benefit from outsourcing the delivery service to third-parties instead of building its own delivery team. The company has already established delivery services in Asia and the Middle East.

"When we first started considering delivery, food quality was our top concern," said Bill Garrett, McDonald's vice president of global delivery. "But when you look at our real estate footprint, we are so close to so much of the population, delivery times are very tight. We're getting great reviews (of the food)."

McDonald’s shares fell 0.35 percent to $146.76 in the early trading. The stock has been up more than 20 percent this year.

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