Feeling like french fries? Hankering for a happy meal?
Now there's an app for that: a new program called McDelivery.
Melvin Pickard, a spokesman for McDonald's, explains that for a $4.99 delivery charge, you can get that Big Mac meal brought right to your door in a growing number of cities around the counrty,
"It comes back to the convenience of being able to get what they want, when they want it, delivered to their homes," he said.
Watch your food's status on your phone
McDonald's has partnered with UberEATS, which, unlike old fashioned pizza delivery, lets you know exactly when your order's coming, to the minute.
"You can see when the food's being prepared," said UberEATS spokesman Paolo Lorenzoli. "You can see when it's being picked up from the restaurant, and watch the courier coming to you with your food, which allows you to know where things stand."
UberEATS explains that over the past year, despite offering delivery from dozens of local restaurants, one of the most searched for restaurants on their app was McDonald's, especially late at night. So adding it was a no-brainer.
Customer Rita Wellinghoff says the $5 cost seems high, but could be worth it for busy parents.
"It would be fun if they could be home and have their McDonald's and be able to spend more time with their kids," she said.
Although it is not yet available in Metro Detroit, the program has launched in almost a thousand McDonald's restaurants around the country so far, with more coming every week.
Our sister station in Cincinnati followed one of the first orders there to a local radio station, where the Uber driver showed up in 25 minutes. DJ Duke Hamilton said it's perfect for people like him who can't get away for lunch.
"That's pretty cool," Hamilton said.
He said the food was still warm. Other people who have tried it, though, report one downside: the fries taste like 30-minute old fries. Obviously they are not freshly out of the fryer.
With the program being added in so many cities across the country, it's likely only a matter of time before it becomes available at a Michigan McDonalds near you.