March 25, 2020
In a letter to AMTA President Chris Nash, McDonald’s Canada announced an addition to their app to help keep commercial drivers both fed, and safe.
“On behalf of McDonald’s Canada, I’m reaching out to you with an important message around how we’re committing to serving your members at the Alberta Motor Transport Association,” wrote Julie May, Sr. Manager, Government & Public Affairs McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. “As the world continues to address the quickly changing landscape, we would like to thank the members of our community, especially your members, for tirelessly and bravely continuing to provide essential services to help keep us all safe and healthy.”
As commercial vehicles are unable to utilize most drive-thrus, and McDonald’s doesn’t allow drive-thru walk-ups due for safety reasons, the restaurant has said starting March 26, drivers can be served using the MyMcD’s app. Between 8 am and 8 pm, those wishing to make a curbside order can:
-Use the My McD’s app to place an order when arriving at the restaurant.
-Select “Curbside Service” and park your vehicle in an area of the lot that allows other vehicles to easily pass.
-Complete your order by entering the curbside stall number 99 and we’ll safely bring your order to you as soon as it’s ready!
If you haven’t used the app before, it’s simple! Beyond making it possible for you to order while we maintain safety protocols, you can save your favourite orders and re-order at the click of the button, saving you valuable time. Your members can download the app via from Apple iTunes or Google Play Store or scan the QR code here:
“We want to personally reach out to our essential service workers, specifically transport truck drivers/ EMS, fire and first-responders and acknowledge the work you’re doing to keep our communities steady in this time of uncertainty,” said May.