(Closed) McDonald's Delivery?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My thoughts: Gross. Lol. I’m not a McDonalds fan. However, if I’m really hungover I probably wouldn’t turn down an egg mcmuffin delivered to my house!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I thought they already did this in some areas.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen Supersize Me, but I thought it was mentioned in that.

I don’t see it as a huge issue.  How many people already get it delivered to them by a friend, coworker, or family member?

I doubt all locations would do it.  In some areas they have enough trouble getting workers, so having someone to run the deliveries is the last thing they need.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

McDonald’s used to deliver in ny.. my boss would always get it bc he was too lazy to walk a few blocks. I’m not quite sure how he didn’t weigh 500 pounds. I don’t think it was that popular though.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

omg McDonald’s hashbrowns. Deliver them to my mouth, pls.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

in college, we had a service that would deliver anything to you, including McDonalds.  I never used it for fast food delivery. I believe some BKs deliver already.  I think there would be a slight increase in consumption from it but nothing crazy.  McDonalds had less than stellar earnings last quarter and is looking for some ways to increase sales quickly.  I’m not even sure the all day breakfast would help much – though serving it until like 2 and delivering it, would definitely help me on hungover weekends! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@vorpalette:  +1!! lol

Lots of restaurants deliver. What you eat is still a personal choice. If you’re going to eat like crap, you’ll eat like crap whether it’s delivered or not. They obviously had a business case for this and saw the *need* so whatever…If people want to use it, let them.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

KFC delivers too! Haha I think that’s way worse. But I have been thinking McDonald’s should serve egg mcmuffins all day for a long time. I can’t count how many times I’ve shown up at like, 11:05 and they won’t give me one. 🙁

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsWBS:  There was something similar here, a few years ago.  They had candy & pop, but would pick up anything other than alcohol as well.

I can’t seem to find them though, their prices were high so I wouldn’t be surprised if they went out of business.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think McDonald’s (or any other restaurant chain) should have to base their business model on “potential issues” (by which I assume the OP means an increase to the already epidemic rate of obesity in the US).  If McDonald’s wants to experiment with delivery and/or all-day breakfast as a means to be more profitable, then they should by all means do that.

I believe it is the responsibility of each person to choose food and drink that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and that there shouldn’t be public outcry or government restrictions on what a restaurant can sell based solely on the ability to go overboard.  Of course there is and always will be a need for some oversight, such as ensuring foods are prepared in a sanitary method and meet minimum quality standards, but if a restaurant wants to deliver junk food or sell a 2000-calorie burger (think Man vs Food), they should be able to do that.

I do think, though, that the cuts to public education which have virtually eliminated home ec classes is a huge contributor towards our inability as a nation to feed ourselves quickly in a cost-effective and healthy manner. The number of young people who can’t cook a basic roast chicken or don’t realize that spending $50 on ingredients at the grocery store can be cheaper than spending $15 daily on lunch is just shocking.

I also think that the government subsidies to certain industries such as corn farmers make it cheaper to buy junk food than real wholesome food, and that the government should instead subsidize those foods more likely to promote a healthy lifestyle, such as fresh local produce and raw, unprocessed meats.  I believe that the current food supply in America is a for-profit business, which pits consumers at direct odds with manufacturers, and that as long as there is profit to be made, the food manufacturers will continue to sell high sugar, high calorie, low nutrition junk instead of wholesome raw foods.  By adjusting where government contributions are made, the government could level the playing field and encourage companies to offer more nutritional products.

If we as consumers start banning McDonalds from delivering then we are relying on the government to make our choices for us, when we should be spending that energy trying to educate ourselves and learn how to make those choices.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@angustia:  It doesn’t surprise me actually.  I remember a time when they were everywhere.  Timmies has taken that place though.  There are more A&Ws near me than McDonalds.  They haven’t been on any campus that I can remember, and I don’t think there is one in the closest mall either.

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