The international fast food giant McDonald's has announced that following a one year trial in Shanghai, it will launch its 24-hour delivery service in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
In addition, the company will start to develop this service in other Chinese cities including Wuhan, Nanjing, and Tianjin.
McDonald's has promised that each delivery will be completed within 30 minutes and there will be no minimum order amount. Apart from the cost of the food, McDonald's will charge CNY7 for each delivery. The delivery service covers all kinds of food on the menu of McDonald's, except for those containing ice cream.
According to Kenneth Chan, the CEO of McDonald's China, in the future the 24-hour delivery service will be extended into second and third-tier Chinese cities, and even nationwide.
Prior to this, KFC, the major competitor for McDonald's in China, also launched a round-the-clock delivery service in five Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The KFC delivery service has no minimum consumption requirement either and KFC charges CNY6 for each delivery.