McDonald's launches delivery service in Ireland

Sheetal Sukhija - Friday 9th November, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland - Following several requests by fans, the fast food giant McDonald's has finally announced its plans to launch delivery service in Ireland.

Announcing its plans on Thursday, the fast food chain said that it had teamed up with UberEATs, to launch its delivery service in Ireland.

According to McDonald's its McDelivery service will be available to customers through participating outlets in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Further, the U.S. fast food giant said that its initiative is being rolled out in partnership with UberEATS, pointing out that the service will be available to anyone within one and a half miles of selected branches.

McDonald's said that McDelivery will be available at eight locations in Dublin, including in Upper O'Connell Street, Lower O'Connell Street, Mary Street, Temple Bar, East Wall Road, Rathmines, Phibsborough, and Navan Road - Unit 1.

Further, the service can be availed by Cork-based customers from five outlets, at Winthrop Street, Patrick's Street, Mallow Road, Blackpool and Musgrave Park.

In Galway, the service would be available at Shop Street, Galway Retail Park and Galway West Side.

In a statement commenting on the launch of the delivery service, Sarah Carter, McDonald’s Director of Operations for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, said, “We are delighted to be introducing the McDelivery service to Ireland, after months of planning and lots of questions from McDonald’s lovers – we can finally reveal that the time has come, offering yet another level of convenience to our loyal customers."

Carter added, “It’s exciting that we’re now able to provide our freshly made, great tasting food to customers in Ireland in a way that suits their busy lives.” 

Meanwhile, Peadar Golden, Head of Uber Eats in Ireland, said, “We are really excited to be launching Uber Eats and working with McDonald's to deliver your favourites for the first time in Ireland. Our app means that people can now get great food at the touch of a button delivered to their home or office. With Uber Eats you can follow the progress of your delivery, see your courier arriving on a live map and pay using your account - no change required."

The company has stated that McDelivery will be available from 8 am until midnight seven days a week.