McDonald's hints at plans to launch home delivery service in UK

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Found 2nd Mar
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McDonald’s has hinted it could begin delivering food to homes in the UK and its four other biggest markets around the world.

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(via Evening Standard)

The fast food giant already runs delivery services in China and Singapore but is now aiming to become the “global leader in delivery”.

Announcing growth plans, the chain hinted that its five biggest markets are next in line to get Big Macs and Happy Meals straight to the doorstep. These are the UK, US, France, Germany and Canada.

McDonald’s added that in those five markets, nearly 75 per cent of the population lives within three miles of a branch.

The statement said: “One of the most significant disruptions in the restaurant business today is the rapid increase in delivery. Through technology, delivery has changed the way customers order, pay, track and receive food and provide feedback."

51 Comments

mmm cold chips and soggy burgers

our species is evolving at an amazing rate

Food is cold enough when you buy it in store!

another menu in the postbox, at least I'm doing my bit for recycling, straight in bin.

if only KFC would deliver !

mrman007

Food is cold enough when you buy it in store!



​Indeed it is. that's the bun warming drawers they now use. Absolutely terrible. Guess it's a blessing really as I don't go because of that.

I defy anyone to be remotely excited by this news. Not sure how many years ago I had one now, but I can only recall cold and tasteless stuff in spongy buns.

wonder if they will have a hot Oven in there car to keep the food hot. or cook your chips and burger in there boot outside your house before delivering.

LazyVampire

if only KFC would deliver !


I'm pretty sure u can get kfc delivered on deliveroo
Edited by: "Jamieleanne" 2nd Mar

Jamieleanne

I'm pretty sure u can get kfc delivered on deliveroo


You can yes, I'm sure burger king do aswell.

The driver could just sit on them to keep them warm .. Wouldn't affect the normal appearance too much anyhow.

Not going to find many English deliver buns, they will be busy manufacturing cars and washing machines soon as well as to work in the fields for market gardening.
Edited by: "splender" 2nd Mar

Saturn

I defy anyone to be remotely excited by this news. Not sure how many … I defy anyone to be remotely excited by this news. Not sure how many years ago I had one now, but I can only recall cold and tasteless stuff in spongy buns.



Did you intend to post this in a different thread?

Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a heart attack if they ate it all by themselves, like Burger King?

splender

Not going to find many English deliver buns, they will be busy … Not going to find many English deliver buns, they will be busy manufacturing cars and washing machines soon as well as to work in the fields for market gardening.



Some of us are still looking for English in sentences.

They could dry freeze everything, Then you just add water and stick in the microwave for x amount of minutes.

moneysavingkitten

Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a heart … Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a heart attack if they ate it all by themselves, like Burger King?



As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" refers to the expectation of time this rubbish stays in your body without being jettisoned as waste.

shauneco

They could dry freeze everything, Then you just add water and stick in … They could dry freeze everything, Then you just add water and stick in the microwave for x amount of minutes.



Powdered salad or ice cream would be interesting.

fanpages

As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" … As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" refers to the expectation of time this rubbish stays in your body without being jettisoned as waste.



I suppose if it's already congealed, it won't matter how long I leave it! Plus I would have to listen to Justine Bieber or whatever while eating it. That usually speeds things up.

shauneco

They could dry freeze everything, Then you just add water and stick in … They could dry freeze everything, Then you just add water and stick in the microwave for x amount of minutes.



Is there anything to stop them cooking fresh burgers in the Macca's van?

moneysavingkitten

Is there anything to stop them cooking fresh burgers in the Macca's van?



What about frying chips?, I'm not sure having hot oil splashing about would be very good and I doubt it'd be worth them pulling up, making the burger on the spot etc..

abigsmurf

mmm cold chips and soggy burgers



Yeah and imagine what they would be like after delivery !!

moneysavingkitten

Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a … Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a heart attack if they ate it all by themselves, like Burger King?

fanpages

As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" … As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" refers to the expectation of time this rubbish stays in your body without being jettisoned as waste.

moneysavingkitten

I suppose if it's already congealed, it won't matter how long I leave it! … I suppose if it's already congealed, it won't matter how long I leave it! Plus I would have to listen to Justine Bieber or whatever while eating it. That usually speeds things up.



If Selena Gomez can do it, perhaps Bieber could deliver your order & a vocal performance at the same time.

http://www.adweek.com/core/wp-content/uploads/files/2016_Jun/selena-carpool-karaoke-hed-b-2016.png

shauneco

What about frying chips?, I'm not sure having hot oil splashing about … What about frying chips?, I'm not sure having hot oil splashing about would be very good and I doubt it'd be worth them pulling up, making the burger on the spot etc..



Stuff 'em. The chips are always awful anyway.

moneysavingkitten

Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a … Will the minimum order value be enough to give the average person a heart attack if they ate it all by themselves, like Burger King?

fanpages

As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" … As long as you pace yourself properly it will not matter; "Fast food" refers to the expectation of time this rubbish stays in your body without being jettisoned as waste.

moneysavingkitten

I suppose if it's already congealed, it won't matter how long I leave … I suppose if it's already congealed, it won't matter how long I leave it! Plus I would have to listen to Justine Bieber or whatever while eating it. That usually speeds things up.



*shudder*

fanpages

Some of us are still looking for English in sentences.


I am sorry that you did not pass your English.

abigsmurf

mmm cold chips and soggy burgers



Just order an item that has to be altered

Chips with no salt

Burger with no pickles

They have to cook it fresh

Saturn

I defy anyone to be remotely excited by this news. Not sure how many … I defy anyone to be remotely excited by this news. Not sure how many years ago I had one now, but I can only recall cold and tasteless stuff in spongy buns.


Considering its the most popular fast food chain in the world, how can you defy anyone to be?

andypearce543

Considering its the most popular fast food chain in the world, how can … Considering its the most popular fast food chain in the world, how can you defy anyone to be?





So you're excited by this news then, Andy?

andypearce543

Considering its the most popular fast food chain in the world, how can … Considering its the most popular fast food chain in the world, how can you defy anyone to be?




It's really cool and edgy to say McDondalds is terrible.

All the cool kids do it.

Whilst obviously there are more refined restaurants and eateries there is nothing wrong with a McDonalds now and then.

Their food is well researched and made to be tasty. If it wasn't people wouldn't go back. Competition in the cheap fast food market has meant that all of them have up their game, tasty, better sourced, cheap chow.... not sure why so many act like it's rubbish. It is what it is....

Nando's on the other hand... why are people falling for their act??

Clearly isn't good for you if you live on it.... but who does that??


Edited by: "joanddan7" 2nd Mar

Jamieleanne

I'm pretty sure u can get kfc delivered on deliveroo



not in my area

What a time to be a fatty..

moneysavingkitten

Stuff 'em. The chips are always awful anyway.


That'll be because they're not chip's, they're fries ;).

LazyVampire

if only KFC would deliver !



Im sure at one time they did, or I dreamt that..

shauneco

What about frying chips?, I'm not sure having hot oil splashing about … What about frying chips?, I'm not sure having hot oil splashing about would be very good and I doubt it'd be worth them pulling up, making the burger on the spot etc..


Our area has a team of mobile chip shops that drive around the area on several days of the week. They make a killing.

When I was at College I went for a job interview at McDonald's for some extra cash. At the end of the interview the manager said if you could ask one question what would it be. So I said why don't McDonald's do delivery they would make a killing. The manager looked at me and said but how would we keep the food warm. Simple I said first wrap the burger in foil or paper like Burger King do second use those food bags like dominoes do. He looked at me like I was the thick one and said ok thanks for coming in for the interview. I never got that job and I'm convinced to this day it was because I was more intelligent than he was and I was only 16.

larrylightweight

When I was at College I went for a job interview at McDonald's for some … When I was at College I went for a job interview at McDonald's for some extra cash. At the end of the interview the manager said if you could ask one question what would it be. So I said why don't McDonald's do delivery they would make a killing. The manager looked at me and said but how would we keep the food warm. Simple I said first wrap the burger in foil or paper like Burger King do second use those food bags like dominoes do. He looked at me like I was the thick one and said ok thanks for coming in for the interview. I never got that job and I'm convinced to this day it was because I was more intelligent than he was and I was only 16.


Larry, I'm not going to judge you - honest, you just have me intrigued. What did you go on to do?

I'll admit to leaving the house and getting a McDonalds. I can't imagine it's something I would use frequently as opposed to going and getting one, but I'd try it.

larrylightweight

When I was at College I went for a job interview at McDonald's for some … When I was at College I went for a job interview at McDonald's for some extra cash. At the end of the interview the manager said if you could ask one question what would it be. So I said why don't McDonald's do delivery they would make a killing. The manager looked at me and said but how would we keep the food warm. Simple I said first wrap the burger in foil or paper like Burger King do second use those food bags like dominoes do. He looked at me like I was the thick one and said ok thanks for coming in for the interview. I never got that job and I'm convinced to this day it was because I was more intelligent than he was and I was only 16.



"you should do things like your competitor, they do it better"

Not the best approach for an interview

abigsmurf

"you should do things like your competitor, they do it better"Not the … "you should do things like your competitor, they do it better"Not the best approach for an interview


Then again, it's better than 'I've always enjoyed what you have done, it's admirable'. You know the usual tripe.
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