In Melbourne, Australia, it just got a whole lot easier to get satisfy your Big Mac craving. Now you don’t even have to go outside! Meet McDelivery, the McDonald’s takeout delivery service has been introduced to various countries including Hong Kong, Singapore and limited United States locations, and now it’s coming to Australia, where it is being tested in two Sydney locations, and one Melbourne location. There is a $25 minimum ($23.46 USD), and you have to live within 1.5 miles of the McDonald’s outlet. But you can order until 11 p.m. on weekdays, and overnight during the weekends (we’re picturing hoards of Australians drunkenly summoning McNuggets at 3 a.m.).
Is it convenient? Sure. But Australia’s Obesity Policy Coalition said that this could seriously put on a damper on the country’s strides against obesity (Australia is the 21st most obese country in the world according to United Nations data).
“The concern is it creates even more convenience,” Obesity Policy Coalition executive manager Jane Martin told the Daily Mail. “It’s expanding the market at a time when people are already eating poorly, particularly young men who consume large amounts of chips and burgers.”
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi