McDonald's Japan has announced plans to increase the number of stores offering home delivery to up to 1,500.
Company president Eiko Harada said McDonald's plans to establish home delivery services at a further 250 stores before the end of the year, Sankei Shimbun reported. "The number of traditional shopping arcades in Japan is decreasing and people are increasingly taking home ready meals instead of buying groceries. We believe that home delivery will continue to grow and we plan to put our weight behind it," he said.
McDonald's said that profits from January to September were down 17.8% on the previous year to 17.7 billion yen. The company said it has been forced to close unprofitable stores and plans to increase the number of drive-through stores in suburban areas.© Japan Today