Lazy people of the world earned a big W yesterday when it was announced that McDonald's will offer delivery starting in January 2017. As if we needed another reason for 2016 to just end already. I don't want to get ahead of myself or anything, but I think the new year is looking up already. Between this news and the new Keurig-like machine for wine, it's like the universe just wants me to permanently install myself on my couch. So where can I get McDonald's delivery, and why can't I get it now? I can't speak for the second question — probably because it's 2016 and we just can't have nice things — but the first question is a lot easier to answer.
Starting in January, McDonald's is partnering with UberEATS to bring Big Macs (or your favorite Mickey D's menu item) right to your doorstep. Even though UberEATS currently operates in 50 cities around the world, the McDonald's delivery is only happening in a very limited number of cities — three, in fact. At least for now, you can only get McDonald's delivery from about 200 restaurants in the Orlando, Tampa, and Miami area. I really can't be the only person who read that and wondered what Florida did to deserve all the love. No, seriously. Somebody tell me why Florida of all states, especially this year, should have this honor.
The lucky Floridians will be able to order McDonald's from their phone and track their order's progress through the UberEATS app. However, all is not lost for the rest of the country — if the program does well (which, like, how could it not?) McDonald's will consider expanding delivery service to other parts of the country. And once again, my future happiness rests in the hand of Floridians. I'm not saying this is your chance at redemption, but I'm also not not saying that.
But don't fret. If you live in New York, at least, you can already get McDonald's delivered right to your door, albeit in a semi-roundabout way. McDonald's doesn't offer delivery directly, but you can get it delivered through Postmates, so there's that. So I guess the takeaway here is to stay optimistic. There's hope for us yet. We can still get our McDonald's.
And honestly, let's be real. If you live in or near a large city, you're probably not that far from a McDonald's. Even if you have to leave the comfort of your home, you'll be OK. We could all stand to get out a little more.
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