Back in the day, you could order a pizza to be delivered — and that was about it.
Then along came Meals on Wheels for shut-ins and the elderly and, more recently, “Grubhub.”
Last week, McDonald’s began delivering menu items through UberEATS.
Customers place orders on McDonald’s UberEATS mobile app or at UberEATS.com and track the orders using the same account they use to book rides. Then, sit back and wait for your meal, hot off the grill and delivered by an UberEATS delivery partner.
McDonald’s already has two decades of delivery experience, with its most-developed markets being Asia and the Middle East.
The full McDonald’s menu — except for soft-serve cones, of course — is available, with an UberEATS booking fee applicable to each order.
There is no UberEATS minimum order size, and delivery hours are the same as the restaurant’s operating hours.
There are 34 participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Earlier this year, McDonald’s expanded UberEATS into 3,500 U.S. restaurants, bringing its global total to more than 7,800 McDonald’s in 47 countries and six continents offering delivery.
Grubhub is the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company. It has offices in Chicago, New York and London.
Grubhub was founded in 2004; Seamless was founded five years earlier. In late 2013, the companies merged, and now serve diners and corporate businesses from 75,000 local takeout restaurants in over 1,300 U.S. cities and London.
Grubhub helps you find and order food from wherever you are.
How it works: you type in an address, see the restaurants that deliver to that locale as well as showing droves of pickup restaurants near you. Then, you place the order and wait for it.
Thus, eating is getting easier every day it seems. Maybe someday, there’ll be an app that chews and digests your food, and even another app to brush your teeth.