McDonald's new grocery delivery plan during coronavirus pandemic

McDonald’s has announced an expansion of its new plan to help vulnerable people get their hands on essential food items amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting Easter Sunday, April 12, in NSW and Canberra customers will be able to order cartons of eggs and alternative milk options through McDelivery, contactless drive-thru and takeaway.

“We’re pleased to be able to continue to expand this offering to help the community safely access essential items like milk, bread and eggs, as well as their usual Macca’s favourites,” a McDonalds spokesperson said in a statement.

McDonalds is now offering grocery items available through delivery and drive-thru. Source: Getty

The new grocery option will also roll out in South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory on Wednesday April 15 and Western Australia will have the option starting Saturday April 18.

“Over the coming week, we’ll be adding another basic essential to our menu, making cartons of eggs available to our customers,” the McDonalds spokesperson said.

“Anyone who comes to a Macca’s for our contactless drive-thru or takeaway service will now be able to pick-up milk, English muffins, bread rolls and eggs.”

McDonalds said they would be providing more milk options, like almond, soy and lactose-free for customers to choose from.

Customers will also be able to pick up bread rolls and English Muffins, in addition to what is already available on the traditional Maccas menu.

Customers will also be able to order the grocery items through UberEats, Deliveroo or DoorDash.

While McDonalds remains open amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fast-food chain has made significant changes to align with government regulations.

Customers no longer have the option to dine-in, however drive-thru remains operational, and customers can still enter the store to place an order.

“To ensure you have the flexibility to suit your needs, we’re introducing new contactless options to our In-restaurant, Drive-Thru and McDelivery services,” CEO Andrew Gregory said in a statement.

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