McDonald's will now deliver to your door as Uber Eats arrives in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Oct 2018

Fast-food fans rejoice! You can now get McDonald’s brought straight to your door as Uber Eats arrives in North East Lincolnshire.

The chain’s official McDelivery service is now up and running in parts of Grimsby and Cleethorpes, meaning you no longer have to leave your house to feast on Big Macs and McNuggets.

A spokesperson for McDonald's confirmed the arrival of the service, saying it will initially be available to anyone within 1.5 miles of three of its local restaurants - the Birchin Way and Victoria Street outlets, in Grimsby, and the Grimsby Road store, in Cleethorpes.

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Uber Eats has also partnered with other eateries in the area including pizzeria Tredici and The Arc café as it ventures into our area for the first time.

Like Deliveroo and Just Eat, Uber Eats is a food delivery service letting users feast on their favourite foods without having to leave the house or office by ordering from their computer or mobile device. It was launched by taxi and ride-sharing company Uber, and is currently operating in hundreds of towns and cities around the world.

The system allows hungry customers to have food delivered anywhere in the delivery patch, except for schools.

The area of North East Lincolnshire currently covered by Uber Eats

To order, you simply need to sign up to an Uber account either through the website on your computer or using the Uber Eats app on your mobile. From there, it will determine your location and list the places currently offering delivery where you are, along with an estimated delivery time.

The app lists all of the products available for delivery and allows you to customise elements of your order as you would be able to in store such as removing lettuce from a Big Mac or mayonnaise from a McChicken sandwich.

One of the signs at the Birchin Way McDonald's restaurant promoting the new McDelivery service

Once the order is confirmed, you will receive live notifications as the order is put together and delivered to you, along with an estimated time of arrival that will change should your food be delayed. McDonald's says the service has a standard delivery charge of £3.50 per order.

McDonald’s first trialled its official delivery service in the UK last year, launching in Leeds, Nottingham and London.

It later expanded to several other areas including Hull and Sheffield.

Tredici, in Abbeygate, is among the local businesses that have signed up to Uber Eats

It's not just Big Macs and McNuggets that you can now have brought to your door either, with a handful of local restaurants also signing up with the service at launch.

Among them is Tredici, in Abbeygate, which hopes it will allow more people to enjoy its popular wood-fired pizzas.

The restaurant's owner Sammy Belkair said: "Monday was the official launch for the area. We did our own delivery service before but it makes more sense for us to do it this way as it gives us the clout of the Uber brand.

"Hopefully, we'll pick up a bit more business and it'll let us reach customers we didn't before."

The arrival of McDelivery follows the launch of the chain's click-and-collect service in North East Lincolnshire earlier this year which allows customers to pre-order their meal using a mobile app before arriving in store to pick it up.

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