Last week, we reported that McDonald’s has decided to close 700 restaurants after seeing a major decrease in sales over the past few years. Now, they have made another announcement that they hope will boost sales.
According to New York Daily News, eighty eight McDonald’s restaurants in New York City will begin offering delivery on Monday as part of a trial run. The entire McDonald’s menu, except for ice cream cones, will be offered for delivery during restaurant hours. Some locations will also offer 24 hour delivery services.
This represents the beginning of a partnership between McDonald’s and Postmates, a third party service that recently partnered up with Chipotle. Other fast food plans like Taco Bell and Burger King have also announced plans to begin trying out delivery services.
This news comes soon after it was revealed that McDonald’s has been struggling as of late.
“Earlier on Wednesday, McDonald’s reported an 11% decrease in revenue and a 30% drop in profit for the first three months of year, a continuation of its troubles in the last two years as it has struggled to compete with new U.S. competitors, a tough economy in Europe and a food safety scare in Asia,” Fortune reported.
Infowars has reported that McDonald’s has been going downhill ever since Americans began turning to healthier options.
“The world is starting to ask what they’re truly eating in their food — and the new conglomerate of natural grocers and restaurants are trailblazing the way into an entirely new economic environment,” Anthony Gucciardi wrote. “In other words: people are simply tired of shoveling garbage into their bodies, and they’re not going to put up with it anymore.”
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