McDonald’s Corporation has entered a long-term global strategic partnership with Just Eat Takeaway.com to support the growth of its McDelivery business.
The partnership will offer the convenience and value of McDelivery to McDonald’s customers and franchisees in global markets.
Additionally, it will enhance the existing local partnerships between Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s while minimising complexity and creating new opportunities to innovate operational efficiency, as well as a seamless customer experience.
In a statement, McDonald’s said: “Delivery is a significant component of McDonald’s Accelerating the Arches growth strategy to drive the business forward while providing a fast, easy experience for customers.
“Since the launch of McDelivery five years ago, McDonald’s delivery footprint has grown from 3,000 restaurants to more than 33,000 restaurants across 100 countries through partnerships with both local and global platforms.”
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With 500,000 couriers worldwide, Just Eat Takeaway.com has established its presence across the globe in the food-delivery segment.
The partnership with McDonald’s is also expected to provide increased operational benefits to Just Eat Takeaway.com.
Just Eat Takeaway.com COO Joerg Gerbig said: “We are excited to announce this new partnership with McDonald’s, which represents a next step in growing a mutually beneficial food delivery business and opens the door for further growth in the markets in which the partnership is active.
“Furthermore, the partnership will allow for Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s to partner on initiatives to drive operational improvement, providing benefit to customers through improved speed and accuracy, while accelerating McDelivery order growth.”
Earlier this month, McDonald’s said that it will temporarily close restaurants and halt operations in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.