Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s announce long-term global strategic partnership to drive delivery growth

March 22, 2022

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY) have agreed to a new, long-term global strategic partnership, evolving their existing local agreements to provide McDonald’s customers and franchisees with the convenience and value of McDelivery® in markets across the world. McDonald’s and Just Eat Takeaway.com’s partnership will support growth of the McDelivery business and will lead to increased operational benefits for Just Eat Takeaway.com.

Just Eat Takeaway.com’s global brand and extensive geographic coverage, best-in-class food-delivery marketplace and 500,000 couriers worldwide provide numerous strategic benefits to its delivery partners, such as McDonald’s. This partnership will elevate existing local partnerships between Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonalds, which will reduce complexity and provide great opportunity to innovate at scale together on operational efficiency and a seamless customer experience. 

Delivery is a significant component of McDonald’s Accelerating the Arches growth strategy to drive the business forward while providing a fast, easy experience for customers. Since the launch of McDelivery five years ago, McDonald’s delivery footprint has grown from 3,000 restaurants to more than 33,000 restaurants across 100 countries through partnerships with both local and global platforms.

As the world’s largest restaurant company, McDonald’s offers partners unique advantages, including an iconic brand, unmatched proximity to customers around the world, demand throughout the day, operational excellence, leading customer acquisition and world-class marketing expertise.

“We are excited to announce this new partnership with McDonald’s, which represents a next step in growing a mutually beneficial food delivery business and opens the door for further growth in the markets in which the partnership is active,” said Joerg Gerbig, COO of Just Eat Takeaway.com. “Furthermore, the partnership will allow for Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s to partner on initiatives to drive operational improvement, providing benefit to customers through improved speed and accuracy, while accelerating McDelivery order growth. Together with McDonald’s, Just Eat Takeaway.com is committed to working on future innovations that benefit the customers, McDonald’s restaurants and couriers.”

About McDonald’s   

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with more than 40,000 locations in over 100 countries. 93% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business owners.      

About Just Eat Takeaway.com

Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY) is a leading global online food delivery marketplace.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Company is focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platforms. With over 634,000 connected partners, Just Eat Takeaway.com offers consumers a wide variety of food choice. Just Eat Takeaway.com mainly collaborates with delivery restaurants. In addition, Just Eat Takeaway.com provides its proprietary restaurant delivery services for restaurants that do not deliver themselves.

The combination of Just Eat and Takeaway.com has rapidly grown to become a leading online food delivery marketplace with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland, as well as through partnerships in Colombia and Brazil.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect expectations regarding future events and operating performance. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are detailed in McDonald’s and Just Eat Takeaway.com’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and neither McDonald’s nor Just Eat Takeaway.com undertakes any obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as may otherwise be required by law.

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