McDonald’s and Deliveroo have agreed to a new, long-term global strategic partnership, evolving their existing agreement to provide consumers and McDonald’s franchisees with the convenience and value of McDelivery® through the Deliveroo platform in markets across the world.
McDonald’s and Deliveroo’s partnership will support the growth of the McDelivery business and advance both companies’ commitment to a seamless customer experience. This partnership will strengthen the companies’ relationship in existing markets and expand the availability of McDelivery through the Deliveroo platform to new markets.
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 34,000 restaurants across 100 markets through partnerships with both local and global platforms.
Deliveroo is growing rapidly, operating in 11 markets and serving 8 million consumers from over 160,000 restaurant and grocery partners worldwide. This new partnership will increase choice and selection on the platform for Deliveroo consumers, drive new consumer acquisition and create more work for Deliveroo riders.
As the world’s largest restaurant company, McDonald’s offers partners unique advantages, including an iconic brand, unmatched proximity to customers around the world, demand throughout the day, operational excellence and world-class marketing expertise. As a pioneer in the logistics-enabled delivery marketplace, Deliveroo allows partners to benefit from its logistical and technological excellence, seamless in-app consumer experience, millions of engaged consumers and global network of delivery riders.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with more than 40,000 locations in over 100 countries. 93% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business owners.
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 170,000 best-loved restaurants and grocery partners, as well as over 190,000 riders globally to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with offices around the globe. Deliveroo operates across 11 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect expectations regarding future events and operating performance. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are detailed in McDonald’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and neither McDonald’s nor Deliveroo undertakes any obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as may otherwise be required by law.