McDonald's begins delivery rollout

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McDonald’s said today that it has entered into an agreement with UberEats that extends delivery service to about 1,000 of the burger giant’s U.S. restaurants.

The initial sites will include Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Columbus, Ohio, but the extent is limited. Columbus, for instance, will offer delivery at first from just 59 stores.

About 200 units in the Florida cities of Orlando, Miami and Tampa are already offering delivery.

Orders are placed through the UberEats smartphone app.

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