A Giant Change Is Coming to Both McDonald’s and Starbucks. (There’s Just 1 Little Problem)

…The customer of the future, according to both Starbucks and McDonald’s, will be a customer who might never set foot in a Starbucks or a McDonald’s. That’s why both brands have announced big additions to their food delivery programs. Starbucks had been testing delivery through Uber Eats in 20 U.S. cities. But it’s now announced […]

McDonald’s drops Uber Eats sole partnership with new DoorDash deal

McDonald’s Corp.’s exclusive partnership with Uber Eats is over as the chain announced plans Tuesday to add a second third-party delivery operator, DoorDash, to its McDelivery program. The Chicago-based chain, which launched nationwide delivery with Uber Eats in 2017, said it will begin testing DoorDash delivery at 200 Houston-area restaurants in late July. Uber Eats, […]

Uber Eats has taken a supersized bite out of McDonald’s

Uber Eats is now available at a whopping 9,000 of the fast-food giant’s 14,000-plus U.S. locations, McDonald’s U.S. President Chris Kempczinski told Yahoo Finance. Kempczinki was speaking Tuesday evening during a media gathering inside McDonald’s swank new three-story flagship restaurant opening this week in New York City’s Times Square. …Kempczinski — who joined McDonald’s in […]

Report: McDonald’s Renegotiating UberEats Contract

…With Uber looking to go public in the near future, tearing up a contract with the world’s largest restaurant system by global sales is sure to have an impact on institutional and armchair investors alike, with many restaurant-watchers citing the previous landmark agreement as a model for other franchised fast-food restaurants to follow. After signing […]

Report: McDonald’s may end exclusivity with Uber Eats

McDonald’s is reportedly in talks with Uber Eats to negotiate lower fees for its U.S. restaurant operators that includes a significantly reduced commission rate, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg.  The memo also states that McDonald’s is working to negotiate franchisees’ ability to use other delivery partners.   Following the finalization of the new terms, Uber plans […]

McDonald’s Knows How Much Uber Eats Needs Its Business

If Uber’s IPO filing made anything clear, it’s that Uber Eats relies on its chain partnerships to survive. The McDonald’s partnership is critical to Uber’s success as a public company — and they know it. McDonald’s Corp. is working to make delivery more profitable for its franchisees — and that means it could turn to […]

McDonald’s franchisees dump on delivery

Delivery is a high priority for McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, and a big worry for franchisees. Easterbrook expects a rapidly expanding delivery partnership with UberEats to drive sales growth. Franchisees grumble that delivery costs put more pressure on their tight profit margins. “Our margins do not allow for the commissions that Uber is taking nor […]

McDonald’s Sees Positive Early Returns in Its Delivery Rollout

Last week, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) CFO Kevin Ozan presented on behalf of the company at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer and Retail Technology Conference. During his session, Ozan answered several analysts’ questions regarding the company’s early experiences with the partnership McDonald’s has struck with Uber Technologies ‘ UberEATS food delivery service. It’s been approximately a year since […]