McDonald’s is now letting some mobile app users in Washington and California place their orders before actually getting to a restaurant location.
With mobile ordering, customers place their orders ahead of time, go to a McDonald’s, check in, and pay through the app.
They can then pick up their food using the physical counter, drive-thru, or curbside pickup. The app relies on geo-fencing to know where customers are in relation to the storefront to keep food fresh.
For now, only people in those US states are able to test the beta feature, but the company says all its 14,000 US restaurants will be equipped to handle mobile pre-orders later this year…hopefully Europe shouldn’t be too far behind!