McDonald’s Sees This Many Restaurants Delivering by the End of the Year

Fast food giant McDonald’s announced on Tuesday that by the end of the year, it expects 5,000 US restaurants to deliver.

So far the company delivers out of 3,700 of its stores across the nation. The goal of the company is to offer delivery in 10,000 restaurants by the time 2017 comes to an end.

“We’re learning a lot about delivery and seeing success in dense urban metros with commerce, like New York, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles,” said Chris Kempczinski, president of McDonald’s USA, on a call with analysts and investors.

“I truly believe we’re just beginning to scratch the surface on this opportunity.”

It was this past summer that the company’s CEO Steve Easterbook announced that its partnership with UberEat would expand to more than 3,500 locations by the end of June.

According to the CEO, 60% of the orders McDonald’s has for deliver is in the evening, or late at night.

The U.S. is not the first place McDonald’s delivers to. It already has a delivery service going in Asia and the Middle East as well where it establishes 40% of the sales at the some restaurants.

Disclaimer: We have no position in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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