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McDonald's To Expand Delivery Options And Mobile Ordering

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The fast food chain also announced that it plans to grow its delivery services globally, as delivery options in China, South Korea and Singapore already gross some $1 billion in sales for McDonald's. The company thinks it has the potential to reach many more customers, claiming 75 percent of people in McDonald's top five markets "lives within three miles of a McDonald's."


McDonald's will satisfy your Big Mac craving with UberEats delivery

Engadget

McDonald's already tried delivering Quarter Pounder combo meals via Uber in Florida and now the fast-food restaurant it ready to expand the option. Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDonald's will launch its delivery option in more cities before the end of June. And yes, it's still powered by UberEats. That original testing phase included 200 locations in Florida, and for now, there's no word on exactly where the delivery option is headed next. Those details are likely to come soon, so you might be able to satisfy your Big Mac craving without leaving the house in the near future.


Instacart offers 30-minute deliveries in some US cities

Engadget

For those situations where even a well-stocked pantry can't get you out of a bind, Instacart is introducing a new priority delivery option. Starting today in more than 15 cities in the US, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle, you can choose to get your groceries delivered within 30 minutes from select stores. Initially, Ralphs, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market and Stater Bros are some of the retailers that have signed to offer the option. Instacart says it plans to bring priority delivery to more cities in the coming months. In the meantime, the company is expanding the availability of 45-minute and one-hour delivery options to more metropolitan areas across the country.


Amazon lets Prime members choose a weekly delivery day

Engadget

Amazon is introducing a new delivery option, allowing Prime members in the US to select a certain day of the week on which their orders will be delivered. The company is calling it Amazon Day and it's currently being rolled out on an invite-only basis, according to CNET. With this option, Prime members can choose a day of the week that's most convenient for them, and on that day, they'll receive all of the orders they placed that week that they instructed to be delivered on their Amazon Day. "Amazon is always innovating and looking for new ways to surprise and delight our customers, and we're excited to be testing a new service aimed at making the delivery experience more convenient for customers," an Amazon spokesperson told Engadget. Amazon Day is the latest delivery option from the company geared towards convenience.


Are Drone Deliveries The Friendlier Option? – DEEP AERO DRONES – Medium

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The number of companies is showing keen interest in drone delivery, and according to the research, drone delivery of packages could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. According to the reports, around 415 million metric tons of carbon dioxide comes from medium and heavy-duty delivery trucks. Researchers decided to experiment and analyze how much energy drone delivery would consume or save, as the amount of energy used by drone depends on its weight, battery and the package it carries. Researchers used a quadcopter drone capable of delivering 1.1 pound package and octocopert drone capable of delivering 17.6 pound package, each drone had the range of 2.5 miles. Results stated that the drones did save energy, and would be environment friendly option to choose for.