McDonald’s has officially launched mobile- and Web-based delivery throughout the Big Apple, the fast food giant announced in a press release yesterday (May 4).
The service, which was launched in collaboration with Postmates, a direct-to-consumer delivery service, will be tested across 88 McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Using Postmates.com, or the Postmates mobile app (available via iOS and Android), customers can order food for delivery within an hour. Delivery fees apply, and will be based on geographic distance traveled by the courier, in addition to a standard service charge, the company said.
“This is a city where delivery is a way of life,” said Mwaffak Kanjee, VP and general manager of the McDonald’s New York Metro region, in the company’s press release. “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 will offer its full menu – with the exception of ice cream cones – for delivery during restaurant business hours. In some locations, delivery will be available 24 hours a day.
Postmates seems to be enjoying the fruits of “when and where you want it” food demand, as the delivery service also currently has agreements in place with Chipotle and Starbucks.