Why McDonald’s is going big into delivery

May 31, 2017

McDonald’s Corp. announced another expansion of its delivery service through UberEats into more than 2,000 locations around the country on Wednesday, and said it plans to have delivery in 3,500 locations by the end of June. 

The expansion is part of the company’s rapid adoption of a service that it believes will increase check average and make the company more desirable to younger consumers who want their food brought to them. 

“We see significant potential” in delivery, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday. “We’re encouraged by the early results.”

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