May 19, 2009 (China Knowledge) - McDonald's Corp, the world's largest fast food restaurant chain, has expanded its 24-hour delivery services to six more Chinese cities after a one-year trial in Shanghai as part of the company's efforts to attract more customers and offset losses caused by the economic downturn, the China Daily reported on Tuesday.
McDelivery, which offers 24-hour delivery services, is now available in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Nanjing and Tianjing. The company also plans to launch delivery service in second- and third-tier cities across the country, said Kenneth Chan, CEO of McDonald's China.
The Shanghai trial, which started last May, was an "overwhelming success," said Chan, adding that the McDelivery service has been extremely popular in Shanghai and represented a big part of the growth in the company's Shanghai business.
He also said the first-quarter sales figure was within the expected range but declined to give details, according to the report.
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