Uber Eats


There’s a new way to get your fast food fix, and you don’t even have to get out of your chair to do so.

In the drive through, customers don’t have to leave their car to get their McDonald’s fast food fix. But, now they don’t even have to leave their house. All they have to do is enter their order through the Uber Eats app, and someone will bring it to their door.

This service has been available in the Joplin area for about three weeks but eventually McDonald’s hopes to have this service available all across the country.

“So far, especially at this location at 32nd Street in Joplin, the hospital has been huge, I think a lot of the nurses I think even patients if they’re allowed to order it have ordered it and had it delivered while they’re waiting,” says Thomas Nichols, Director of Operations.

So who would pay an extra three dollars and ninety nine cents in addition to the cost of their food? Ida Pasmore says this time of year, it just makes a lot of sense.

“I don’t live to far from here, so it’s pretty handy to just drive over here, but bad weather, if you could get Uber to bring you something, that might be great,” says Ida Pasmore.

“Uber has a stand alone app that you download and if you have an Uber app or an Uber account that you’ve already used, you can just use that account to sign into the Uber Eats app. Then you just go in and enable location services so it knows where you are then you just order like you’re ordering at the store,” says Thomas Nichols, Director of Operations.

Nichols says it’s the latest in a series of upgrades aimed at customer convenience.

“So some of the big things we’ve introduced has been the self order kiosk obviously everybody can see those, the mobile order and pay so download our app if you haven’t and you can come to the store, order on your phone and pick it up yourself here in the drive through inside or we have curbside that you can do yourself,” says Thomas Nichols.

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