McDonald's [Food & Drink] App Description & Overview

This App is going to change the way you experience McDonald’s®. Just tap “install” to receive exclusive McDonald’s coupons, offers and more! It’s as simple as that! Bring the App to a nearby participating McDonald’s and redeem your meal deal.

Mobile Order & Pay
Pick a McDonald’s deal, and then pick up your meal at participating McDonald’s. Mobile Order and Pay lets you create your next McDonald’s® order in just a few taps and swipes. With Curbside, Counter and Drive Thru Pickup available, you can enjoy your McDonald’s meal quickly!

Exclusive Deals and App Offers
Enjoy App-exclusive offers and food deals that are as delicious as your meal.

Order McDelivery through the app and get your food delivered to your door.

Save Your Favorites
Customize & save your favorite foods to reorder with ease.

Restaurant Locator
Where are you going when McNuggets® call your name? Open the map and find McDonald’s store hours and a location near you!

Download the McDonald’s App and register today to get more out of your meals at McDonald’s!

Data rates may apply. Prices and participation may vary. Offers available only at participating restaurants. Check for Terms and Conditions and more information. ©2020 McDonald’s

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- Highly recommended if you’re indecisive like me!

Just tried the app for the first time. I downloaded it earlier today to check out the deals I saw advertised on Facebook. It seemed awesome and looked simple. We had just eaten dinner so I didn’t plan to use it. 11:30 comes around and I’m craving something sweet and my husband wanted actual food. We got a Big Mac for $1.00 (it was an offer in the deals section)! That was amazing. Normally he just gets two McDoubles. I love the ability to customize without feeling like a burden. Checkout was easy. On the drive over I was looking to see how pickup worked. I saw that you could pick it up through the drive thru instead of making a worker walk out to you. It’s late the line wasn’t too bad. The window girl was nice. It was all around a surprisingly good experience. We go for late night apple pies quite often and are normally turned away due to it being late (meaning they aren’t making more), or we get them and they’re dried out and sticky. Tonight they were warm and presumably fresh and it was great. We will definitely use this again! It gives you the price as you go too. No surprises!

- Glitches to be Fixed

This app is better than most fast food apps when it comes to ease of use, customizing and managing orders. If I had written this review a year ago, it would have gotten more stars; however, there are some growing issues related to limitations on orders that need to be fixed. The deals being offered are becoming more complicated and causing more and more problems. For example, I created an order that declined to process because a deal I was able to apply to my order was no longer being honored at a particular location at a particular time. This caused me to start over completely, picking another deal that is appropriate to a different order combination. Then, my new order wouldn’t process because the unhonored deal from my first order stopped me from picking a new deal for 24 hours. It would be my recommendation to reprogram the app to not record the use of a deal until a purchase has been completed and change the 24 hour policy to 20 hours so that customers that pick up a daily breakfast at a slightly earlier time than the previous day can use another deal. Reoccurring glitches in payment processing has also been on a rise of late. Several customers pay with the app and are asked to pay again when going to the drive-up window. My online banking shows I am billed twice and at the end of the day, one of the two transactions are being credited back.

- Used to be great, but now sooooo slooow and very buggy

This started out as a great app, but now, no longer deserves 4-5 stars. They’ve done way too much to make it all fancy, that it makes the app work so slowly, when navigating between the different functions, especially when it first starts up. Also, annoying that certain deals are scan only, mobile only, deliver only...a deal is a deal. Why should it matter if we use it on the app, at the restaurant, or delivery? And stop the restrictions on using one deal for a certain amount of time!!! If I wanna use a deal, and get back to the end of the line to use another deal, I should be able to do so like the app allowed you to do originally! The new updates have not made anything better, but instead made it more buggy. I’ve never had to keep logging back into my account before, but now it seems like the app can’t remember my login, even if I had already logged in 10 minutes prior, which is very annoying when you’re already in line and waiting for the now slow app to load up and then show the deals, with people waiting behind you. There should be a face/finger ID or stay logged in option. And I agree with another user, if I make an order from my phone and want a friend/family member pick it up, there should be a way to do that. If a super basic Little Caesar’s App can do that, then why can’t this one?!!!

- Used to be better

I have had the McDonald’s app since the beginning and always been an advocate and even encouraged my friends to get it. The thing is I don’t eat anything at McDonald’s besides fries and salads items, occasionally I may get a dessert or chicken item. In the beginning I was really able to take advantage of the $1 fry deals and the $3 off $10 or $1 off $7. As of recently, about 2 months, those deals are no longer there so I really no longer have anything to gain which is quite disappointing because I do love the app and have been such a fan. I just purchased some items that would have been $4 less had I still had my regular deals. If these new changes to the app will be permanent I only wish McDonald’s would consider deals that are frequented by consumers so that they can be tailored and continue to be taken advantage of. Also consider dietary needs and restrictions I used to have 10-20 deal to select from now I have 3-7 that I know I will not use. For example, I have a free any size soft beverage deal in my app right now, I can’t drink soda so I have no use for such a coupon. I have a $1 off a quarter pounder or Big Mac, also something I can’t have so it will go to waste. Then I have 2 others for a total of 4 deals that I cannot even take advantage of. Disappointing, especially because I know how great it used to be.

- No Good Deals

This review is long overdue and after not being able to use the only good coupon I have got on this app in months because my McDonald’s that I always go to is no longer a “participating location,” I finally feel the need to write this review. This app used to be SPECTACULAR and there were always plenty of coupons I could use daily and they were very good deals too! I was able to purchase food for myself and my family without breaking the bank too much. Then randomly one day they changed the entire app and removed all of the good coupons. Now there is one coupon daily (If I’m lucky two) and it can hardly be considered a “deal” as I’m saving like 30¢ rather than the $3-4 I used to save from a coupon. You can also get a coupon from this Plinko style game that you sometimes have to play a few times to even land something in the bag. From my experience you can play until you win however the $1 off coupon you receive after is normally never for anything I want so it’s hardly worth it. Not to mention it seems you have to use this coupon while ordering through the app and sitting in the parking lot, which is not my preferred way to eat at McDonald’s. They should bring this app back to its former glory so that it may have a purpose again because it’s current state is trash and I don’t even feel the need to open it as I wait in line at McDonald’s since I already know there will be no coupons worthwhile.

- Sometimes works sometimes works like it should, but it’s still buggy. And...I’ve experienced that the employees at various locations aren’t well trained with mobile ordering. On more than one occasion I’ve tried to pick up my order in the drive-thru, but the employee couldn’t close it out on their end. My card ends up getting charged several times, and I don’t get my food if I don’t have a way to pay for it on me. Therefore, I usually opt for curbside, which I don’t like doing either. I hate having the employees have to bring my food out to the mobile pickup if the weather is bad. Plus, if the order is wrong, then they have to go inside and come back out. One feature that is problematic with mobile ordering is that whatever phone you place the order from has to be the one arriving at the location because the app is tracking the phone. Almost all other mobile ordering apps don’t do that. For instance, if another family member is out and about and I’m sitting at home, I can’t order from the app and they pick it up. It tells me I’m not at the location. That’s annoying. Lastly, the coupon deals are clunky. The coupon codes differ for each location. Therefore, you have to make sure you have the right location selected to get the correct coupon. It’s cumbersome the way that works.

- Absolutely worthless

I’ve now attempted to use this 4 times. The order goes through fine, so maybe it’s actually just the employees in my town, managers included. The first time I used it, they said they didn’t have my order, and then charged my card 2 hours later for the mobile order, after I had already placed and paid for a new order at the store. I tried a different location, the first time the manager told me I had failed to pay for my order so I needed to drive back around to the first window and pay. There is NO OPTION but to make payment in app. The third time, not quite as bad, I had to drive up to the window and tell them my order so they could find it. Third time? I was told repeatedly they didn’t have any mobile orders, I had to go inside to straighten it out. Understand, THERE IS NO WAY TO CHECK IN UNTIL YOU ARE AT THE STORE. It uses GPS to track your location and it won’t check you in until you are almost in the parking lot. I know, I’ve tried. You literally cannot order from the wrong location, so THEY HAVE TO HAVE YOUR ORDER IF YOU CHECK IN. Even now as I type this, they don’t show my order as complete. I picked up my order 22 mins ago, according to my receipt, yet the blue bar at the top of my screen tells me they are still tracking my location! Seriously, if you are going to put the time and effort into making an app, take the time and effort to train the employees how to operate the system.

- Worst app ever

Over engineered and poorly executed. Downloaded the app and placed my first order. We were good up to this point. After placing the order and paying with Apple Pay the app went to a page that told me I had to tell the app when I was close so that the order would be prepared. No option to simply say be ready in 30 minutes. My plan was to place the order and have someone else pick it up. Not happening if I have to tell it I am close using my phone. Drive to McDonald’s where the app tracked my location. It did not automatically submit the order for preparation when I was near so I am not sure why they needed to track my location. When I arrived I pressed the I am already here link in the app. It then popped over to a screen telling me I had to select my pickup option. Unfortunately the screen which I assume was supposed to have options was blank. The employees at McDonald’s had no idea what to do and didn’t really care either way. Restarted the app several time but always ended up on the same blank pickup options screen. I was able to cancel the order and reorder from the kiosk inside the store until that failed when I tried to pay at the kiosk. Took me twice as long to get lunch as it would have to just walk in and place my order at the counter. The reason I rated this app so poorly is not only that it failed to perform but that McDonald’s is capable of so much better than this.

- It’s coming along

Regular updates actually do make improvements to ordering (really glad to see drinks ordered by type in the latest update instead of a ten page long menu of every drink in every size), and the CS team was responsive the one time I contacted them. The sheer scale of McDonald’s locations almost makes a single app a foolhardy idea, but this one works a lot of the time. When it does, it’s fantastic - I like being able to see what’s on a sandwich and specify no (or extra) of a topping, and the Deals are often really good. I also love being able to park in a curbside spot and wait with my radio and AC, rather than wait in the store or at the drive thru lane. The problem is the menu in the app, which appears to cover all markets and includes items my local stores don't offer. Sometimes it stops you before you place the order, and other times the order just errors out with no explanation. So be wary of ordering any items you wouldn't see on the store's displayed menu, like Sweet Chili or Szechuan dipping sauces, or the Oreo Frappe, which is in there even though my local stores act like it doesn't exist. (And come on, just make me a Mocha Frappe and sprinkle some Oreo crumbs from the Flurry station in it. It's not like the ice cream machine is working today anyway.)

- Do not use this app!

The reason I liked this app was the convenience of ordering food for my kids if they’re hungry and I’m at work. They can walk over and pick up their food, and I pay right from my phone. Convenient right? Nope! I ordered from work one day, it was a little confusing and I had to hit back a few times to get the location right, or so I thought... well my daughter walked over, I screenshot and sent her the order confirmation. She’s waiting and they say no order. So I check the order again and it said it was ordered at another McDonalds down the road and I KNOW I clicked the right McDonalds when I placed my order. Anyways I called both McDonalds to see if they can transfer the order and they were NO HELP! Told me I needed to call the contact number on the app, well I did and was told that the charges are pending but it won’t clear since I never picked up my order. Today I look and see the charges cleared for $20 worth of food that I never got and McDonalds knows it was never picked up and that I was totally scammed! I call again and I am told I need to dispute the charges with my bank. Are you kidding me? This app is a joke and so is McDonalds. Deleting and never using again! I’ve been using the Starbucks app for years and never had problems like this. McDonald’s ripped me off of $20! You’ve been warned, do not use this app because even if you don’t pick up your food, you’re charged and they don’t refund you.

- Horrible service

I placed an order selected curbside waited like 20 mins no one comes out or says anything I started calling the drive thru person who finally looks across the lot and I tell him ive been here like 20 mins and no one has brought my food. He has like this shocked little on his face and another lady comes to the window and says can u get in the drive thru line (which by the way has at least 12 card in it). I said do you know how long that line is and I’ve already been waiting almost 20 mins then she said ok as soon as this car finishes I will bring you your food. So I wait and wait and wait. After the 6th car passes no one comes to the window or anything. I was so mad I drove around and got in the drive thru line which is wrapped around the building now. This is the worst customer service ever. You guys should be ashamed of yourself. If I could have gotten my money back from the app I would have left and went somewhere else. No one even apologized they just acted like nothing was wrong. It’s called fast food for a reason. I can’t believe I placed an order at 915 and still haven’t gotten my order as of 956. The building is locked so I can’t even go in and just ask for my money back. You guys have been in business long enough and should know how better to offer better customer service.

- (Updated)

This app has come a long way and provides what you would expect from it. The deals are useful as well. My one-star off may be more of a problem with implementation on the restaurant level. The app doesn’t save a whole lot of time because you have to be next to the restaurant to check in anyway. I understand something could come up and prevent you from arriving to receive your order... but with the Starbucks App your order gets started right away (now that app has its own problems, half the time it can’t find the store I’m 2 blocks away from, but that’s another review). Because of this I find myself getting breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks more often even though I would prefer the fresh cracked eggs at McDonald’s. Maybe put a disclaimer box that people can confirm/check when they order that stipulates that if they are unable to pick up their order within 20 min it will be discarded with no refund offered. If you enter a busy McDonald’s nowadays it takes a whiiiile to get your food. Usually I’ll confirm that I’m at the restaurant on my app but then sit in my car for 10 min before going in -and sometimes end up waiting another 10 min anyway! Just can’t win. Maybe McDonald’s menu is just too big for them now.

- Nice exclusive deals but Payment Failures kill it

Overall I enjoyed the app where I could customized my order specifically how I wanted it and could clearly see the price increase for each option - who wouldn’t more pickles for free or a extra slice of cheese for 30 cents. Also there are daily app exclusive deals and coupons like buy one get one that are great and makes ordering tempting. However; the issue and an app killer for me is the payment system. Last 3 trips I ordered and set up for curbside delivery. A few minutes latter the app shows there’s been an error and I need to “go inside to see the cashier”, so in these social distancing days that means going through the drive through. When you pull up they can see your order but they say the Payment is still pending. Each time I check the app and it gives me no option to retry payment or other options. So i tell them at the window to cancel the order and end up leaving with no food. I have now discovered that the charge later went through and still showed up on my credit card statement. So now I have wasted time on trips to the restaurant, no food, and yet still get charged. Now I have to spend more time on phone with credit card disputing the charges. I will no longer use this faulty app. My advise is to save your time and money and shop elsewhere, unless you wanna go through the drive through and pay double the app price.

- Infuriating

I really like McDonald’s food, but what I hate more than anything about McDonald’s is their stupid double lane drive-thrus that they seem to have built everywhere now. From drivers not knowing how to line up in a fair way, to drivers just being plain jerks and not letting you merge, to the store getting orders mixed up (I have inadvertently paid for someone else’s meal before realizing it). It’s a horrible experience that simply discourages me from going to McDonald’s. So I thought ordering through this new app would solve that whole debacle and make for a faster, more pleasant experience. Unfortunately, I have yet to be able to successfully order anything. I added one of the daily deals and then tried to order an additional burger along with it, but could only select from breakfast items (it was definitely past breakfast time), so I gave up for that day. A few days later, I tried ordering again, but when I tried to add a new deal, the app says I can only add one deal per order. Sure enough, the deal I had added before is still in my bag, but expired and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to delete it (I’ve since figured it out, but well after the fact). In addition, I could still only pick from breakfast items (again, it was definitely lunchtime) no matter what I tried to do. In short, this app has been completely unusable and I continue to not want to have anything to do with McDonald’s.

- Last thing you want

Me writing a review of this app would be almost as bad as you asking me to review the quality of service at your store in Moorestown NJ. Both are equally as bad. I've found countless stores that get everything right all the time but never one like mine. How is it possible to screw up one customers order ten times in a row? Statistically with all the other customers it is impossible. Just like it should be impossible for the app to fail loading every time I try to use the deals section at prime hours but it does. And only then. Works just fine at two in the morning or ten at night. Go figure. But like I said you don't really want to hear all that from me. You need to wipe that location off the map and start with a new store. Building and all cause it must be cursed. And I've written to HQ and to the actually owner plus the manager for luck. Never heard back which really disappointed me. So now instead of going there several times a week I go to Wendy's or Burger King. And on special occasions I will go to McDonald's but after the attitude the woman gave me at Moorestown I'll probably stop doing that. I broke a cardinal rule. I asked for tenders after nine at night. I once asked at eleven and thought the guy was going to hit me. You'd think if something is that popular you'd order enough to cover the entire day. I guess McDonald's isn't smart enough. Cause that isn't a Moorestown issue. That happens at all of them.

- Center St Manchester, CT worse experience ever

I order and pay with app when I get to pick up from the Center st location in Manchester, CT I was told they couldn’t give me what I ordered unless I paid more. Really???? Why did the app allow me to choose the options I did if it wasn’t going to go through at pick up. The manager told me he will refund which will take 3 days and I had to pay AGAIN right now for my order eventhough my “correct” order was less then what I originally paid. Doesn’t make sense AT ALL. I feel it was no way my fault the mobile and pick up locations does not do things the same way and “the manager” couldn’t honor my Mobile order the company would be losing too much seriously $2-3 is too much to honor. Complete BS. The manager then refunded me before even coming to an agreement on if I wanted my order or not but get this he only partially refunded what I paid I had to waste my time go back again to get him to do it correct. What a waste of my time kids at that point was upset all they wanted was their ice cream but instead they end up with a ruin night. Needless to say I did not order there or will ever again. It’s a shame especially when we order from that location at least once a week and well over $20 each time. Over bad management and the ability to make a regular customer wanting to return next time. Def will not be using Mobile order again don’t want another ruin night!!!!!!!

- Waste Of Time

I wasted time setting up an accout. I wasted time trying to set up an order. It goes as far as letting you fill out all your info, but won’t let you enter a card to pay for it. I tried 2 different cards, but the ‘save’ button stays grayed out. I tried placing an order which it allowed me to do. But again, I couldn’t pay, as it wouldn’t allow me to save the card info. I hit ‘place order’ figuring I’d just pay cash when I got there. The app said the order was placed. Gave me an order # and all, so I figured everything was good to go. It (the app) said they would start the order when I got there and hit ‘Check In’. The only thing that came close to ‘check In’ was a button that said ‘I’m Already Here’. I pulled in to the parking lot and hit that button cuz nothing changed and it was the only option. Well... Of course the app is now saying It doesn’t have my order or maybe I’m not close enough OR talk to a crew member. I ended up having to go inside and place a whole new order which I was trying to avoid! Then it STILL took forever for these people to understand what I’m trying to explain what happened! It was so aggravating, the whole thing! Then I have to put up with their condescending attitudes... Unbelievable... And of course there’s no one around to help figure out the problem. So that’s the last time I’ll be going to McDonald’s any more. Who needs the aggravation?

- Good luck getting a refund. A flaw with the app!!!!

A very bad experience... I ordered my food with the app, which is supposed to make it easy, but instead it was a pain! We made the order on the app and then chose curbside pick up. They don’t charge your card until you check in. So instead of saying, hey don’t charge the card because where the only McDonald’s in the world right now with NO ICE CREAM! They ran the card, made the food, and assumed having no ice cream was okay because our order was large. No it’s not and they should have came to our car before charging the card to inform us that our order would not be able to be completed as ordered. Instead they brought all the food out and asked if we wanted a shake or something instead. We asked for a refund instead and were told that since we did not pay at the store they could not refund us and we would have to call online to request a refund. We called online to request a refund and were told they they could not refund us our money and that we would have to call our bank and tell them the charge was not authorized. This was a horrible experience that will not be forgotten. This whole process was supposed to be easy and it was not. To top it all off they think a coupon for a $.50 ice cream was going to suffice when we called. How can you offer a shake but not have ice cream? Aren’t shakes made out of ice cream?

- There are serious problems ordering from the app

The app works great for finding deals and using coupons but mobile ordering needs work. I first tried it in May. Submitted my order, opened the app and indicated that I was at the restaurant and waited for my order. After some time I checked with staff and they didn’t receive the order. They were great and rushed to make my order for me, but the technology was an issue. I complained to McD just so they would know they had something to fix, and they acknowledged the problem and sent me free coupons. So I decided to try again, it’s gotta work great by now (Sep). Well, I was at a different location then my local one so I tried to set it to the restaurant I was at. It didn’t seem to want to, but eventually did. I placed the order and it charged my card, but said my order was being sent to the wrong restaurant. There was no way to cancel the order that I could find. I thought i could just order again but at this point it wouldn’t let me pick the restaurant and indicated the restaurant was not open even though I was standing in it :/ Well, there is a charge for the order, but if I go to my history of orders there is only the one from May and actually shows my items in the shopping cart! Ugh, I want this to work because some deals are only for mobile orders, but they really need to find these bugs in the system.

- Good try but some fatal flaws

I wanted to use this app every time I went to Mickey D’s but I won’t and can’t. I won’t because it does it save any time. There have been times that I’ve sat in the numbered parking space and watched people I would have been behind in the drive thru line exit the parking lot. Same when I’ve dined in. Are the people in the restaurant sandbagging because they don’t want to lose their job to a smart phone? Maybe but all I know is that it hasn’t saved me any time and usually cost me time. I won’t because my daughter is at the age where a 6 piece nugget happy meal is just right. Unfortunately, the app only has a 4 piece. I’ve sent feedback that the 6 piece is missing and was promised a response but it’s still not there a month later. I’m not sure why this is so difficult. Another reason is that I haven’t found a way to edit my cart or cancel my order. If I order something by accident, there’s no way to remove it. If I end up not completing my order one time and come back for a new order later, all the stuff I put in earlier is still there. In all, it’s a good concept but poorly executed. I’d love to use this app all the time but it’s relegated to a back folder on my phone. Hopefully, someone at McDonald’s will notice eventually.

- Not bad, but not for me

I like the fact that there are awesome deals on the app. The app is user friendly, and I’ve only had a few issues with the map within the app detecting my location. My main issue with the app is that they won’t fix your food until you’re actually at the restaurant. That makes no sense to me at all. I am a very busy person, and using the app doesn’t save me time, and often times it can be pretty inconvenient to use. I was almost late to work the last time I used it because it took 10 min to bring my food out to me at curbside. I saw cars come and go. I saw walk-ins come and go as I waited on my app order. They were actually doing to go orders in the store. I would have rather done that, however, there was no option for to go orders on the app. Only curbside or drive thru were offered. ***In response to the developer’s response to my grievances with this app, I’d say that I still stand firm that the app needs work. It’s literally the slowest way to order at McDonald’s. There are MANY ways this could be rectified. For instance provide a tracker similar to Domino’s. You could also provide a tone block for the customer to pick up the food. OR you could allow a customer to check in if they are within a half mile or so to the restaurant. I could go on and on, but you get the drift.

- Use it every visit!

My kids LOVE McDonald’s and, like it or not, we are there at least once a week for one meal or another. It’s fast, convenient, clean, close to home, and all the employees are great. Plus the menu is consistent so we always know when traveling that everyone will be happy if we stop there. That being said, the app is AWESOME! There are always coupons and deals that change daily and weekly plus loyalty rewards for their McCafe beverages, which my husband and I order often. We have used the mobile ordering option a few times, mainly when traveling to locate the closest restaurant or when already at a busy resto to save time in line- either way, it’s efficient & nice that it offers 3 dif ways to pick up your order (drive-thru, inside counter, OR curbside delivery at designated parking spot). I check the app every time we order because even if we aren’t ordering a particular item that has a coupon, there is almost always a “dollar-off” coupon if your order is over a certain amount and as a family of 4, it’s usually a minimum of $20. Bottom line: get the app, it’s well worth it!

- They steal your money

I’ve used the app successfully for months, but a few days ago they ripped me off. The store I chose had decided to close early that night, without apparently notifying the company or whoever controls whether a store is closed on the app. I ordered before I got there, and when I arrived all the lights were on and there were cars in the parking lot- nothing to suggest from a distance that they were closed. So I notified the app I was there, which it acknowledged, and parked curbside. The app even notified me that they “saw” I was there and would be right out. We waited. After ten minutes we drove through the drive through, and only then saw the closed notice. When I complained to customer service, they didn’t respond for four days, and when they did respond, suggested it was my fault and that if I wanted to dispute the charge I could take it up with my bank. It didn’t seem to matter that they had emailed me a receipt for my money and that I never got any food. I’m still waiting for my money back. And now it looks like I’m going to have to either call or visit or something to resolve this- any convenience the app might provide has been eliminated. It’s just ridiculous considering they have records of all of this- they know they took my money, and they know the order wasn’t filled because the store was closed. Unbelievable.

- Ordering

I gave used this app a total of two times the first time their system was down so it didn’t take my order. The second time (my most recent order) I don’t like the fact that you can’t add certain things to your meal it allows you to customize your sandwich but only certain things can be added, big Mac sauce is not one of the options. So that sucked. When I went to go pick it up I asked them if they can go ahead and add big Mac sauce onto the sandwich although they said yes they would it was not added. I also tried to order and have it paid for and have someone else go pick it up for me but that’s not an option as well you have to have your phone with you in order for your order to be turned in to them. Otherwise they can’t see it at all. I think online ordering through an app is convenient when you can order and have someone else pick it up for you because it’s already paid for on your end you don’t have to worry about giving them money. It’s also good when you place an order and your exact order is made exactly the way you place it, at this McDonald’s they couldn’t get it right I asked for a Dr Pepper and a Coke instead I got two cokes shouldn’t be that hard to read from the screen.

- Very useful and well maintained except...

I’ve had this app for about 3 years and it been helpful. There were some bugs at the beginning but that’s been fixed about about a year ago. This app does the things I need to do just fine. I always use the scannable coupons whenever I arrive at the restaurant they really help me out. Now the negative side of the app. I’m NOT a fan of mobile ordering, from my recent experience. When I tried it out, it worked just fine, the directions were easy to follow and payed for my food. But when I arrived at the restaurant my order didn’t exist. I showed them the order, location, online receipt, confirmation number, everything. The manager didn’t believe me that I can order on my phone and called it a scam. I couldn’t get my money back and just went home. I didn’t want to start a fight at a fast food restaurant for $7.41 (that embarrassing). I never used it again after that (mobile ordering). If you teach your employees the correct procedures and actually care how my money disappeared. I might give it a second try. But for now, I’ll stick with scanning barcodes.

- Food for Thought

I am not going to take blows at an app I have only used a small handful of times, so I don’t really have much feedback good or bad. I would, however, like to make a suggestion based on a recent experience I have had. I know most apps are location based, and it makes a lot of sense as to why. With how far along technology is coming, I feel like it would be an absolutely wonderful idea to incorporate the possibility of someone trying to purchase a meal for someone in an entirely different state. Especially with the new online dating world growing to be as popular as it is. I know there is risk to this, as there is risk that someone will order something ridiculous and just drive off. Perhaps offer a pre-paid reservation of some sort, allowing the app holder to pay on the spot and not block access based on location. I’m sure I am not the only person that would appreciate a feature like this. Anyways, thank you for taking the time to read this. I know it may sound a bit redundant or even mundane. It is just something I look forward to in the future.

- Use to be better!

I have used the McDonald’s app sence it first came out, I have loved it and would even drive out of my way some times to get to it even if I was not planning on going just to get something they had on the app for a really good deal but in the last several weeks they have changed things on the app to having a lot more Mobil pay coupons and a lot less good at restaurant coupons. And even the at restaurant coupons have not been real good ones, used to have ones like buy one any size frappe got one any size frappe free, and you could buy a small one and get a large one for free and now the new coupons are get a dollar off of a large frappe, wow that is a big difference in coupons! Also they are only offering 3 dollars off so much of a order on the mobile pay, I have used that coupon several times when they had it as a at restaurant coupon but they took it away. Don’t know if they were loosing money by having all those good coupons but I would look at my at restaurant coupons about every day and was eating a lot of McDonald’s but now that it has changed it don’t go near as often. Please add all the good at restaurant coupons back!!!!

- Changing restaurant locations + advance order

If I go out of my way to download the app, it should be more convenient and saves time, but instead is a bigger hassle than ordering with the cashier. However, there are a couple of refinements that'll bring this up to 5 stars: 1: If I star a location, please use that as a default; the location chooser should have it as a drop-down menu of nearest store, starred store, and perhaps a "other" option at the bottom instead of showing the closest location and bringing up the map when you click on it... I get that you choose the geographically closer store, but it's out of my way, but I want the store that is 0.1 miles further but en route of my commute. In its current state, it's actually more tedious to select your starred restaurant. 2. I've emailed about it before; if I've gone through the hassle of mobile order, one perk should be that the food is ready by the time I walk in, especially if my end goal is to not have to wait. However, if I have to order ahead, then check in and wait (I can't check in from home a mile down the street), there is no incentive for me to actually order with the app since it's actually faster to place the order with the cashier.

- Too smart for its own good

Used it for a couple months. Always had problems here and there but not too much trouble until tonight. Placed an order and noticed it auto selected the closest McDonald’s. Not terrible but I wanted to pick one a little further away because I knew the closest one was closed. Changed the location and it popped a warning that they ran out of milk for the Happymeal and I need to select another option. I thought that was great, it instantly told me what wasn’t available at the new location. Edited my more order and completed it. My wife thought it was weird that it didn’t give the drive thru option so she reviewed the order. Problem #1 apparently the app override my selected location and revert it back to the closest location. Problem #2 I went back to the app and there is no way to cancel the order. Problem #3 I noticed that it says they were preparing the order which confused me since it specifically doesn’t let the order through unless you were at the location. This threw me because previously I have been closer and it still wouldn’t let me place the order until I was right outside the store. I had been right across the street and it wouldn’t let me say I was there. My only course of action is to let the order sit and wait 3-5 days till the charge post to my card then dispute it.

- Mobile ordering stole my money!

I’ve had nothing but issues with mobile ordering using the McDonald’s app. First of all it randomly keeps telling me I have internet connection issues when I don’t. Although I don’t know if that is an iOS issue or an app issue. Then it loves taking my money without me getting my food 😠 It’s done this around 3 times now and I’m told by McDonald’s employees to wait for the money to automatically return to my bank account which it never does. The latest time it took my money, I was at the “we see you’re here” alert and it had the normal option to select a pickup. I had to open another app real quick and when I went back to the McDonald’s app, the screen quickly changed to “Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoyed your experience”. I never got to choose a pickup option and I was charged for the food that I never received. There was no order number either. That is not acceptable! The app should NOT automatically complete transactions for users and it should save the last position it was at and always allow pickup options. Horrible app programming/user experience. The app and systems need a major overhaul. I complained on the McDonald’s website and was asked to help troubleshoot the issue. I shouldn’t need to do that and I’m very tired of always having to help companies troubleshoot their issues.

- Nope. Never again.

Placed and paid for my order using the mobile app, but when I got to the drive thru was told they had my order but the payment didn’t go through. The app gave no indication that there was a problem with the order but the cashier insisted the payment wasn’t applied. So I gave her my bank card only to find out later I was double charged. I have my bank statement, the original receipt from the cashier and the history log on the app itself. My bank won’t help because this technically wasn’t a “fraudulent purchase” and the McDonald’s customer service line suggested I call or go to the location and speak to a manager. The manager wasn’t there when I called, but someone took a note down with my information. I called customer service again and a report was taken but no resolution yet. While everyone I spoke to was sympathetic and agreed it wasn’t right to pay twice for one order, they weren’t able to resolve the problem. Considering this issue, I’d like to delete my payment information from the app but there doesn’t seem to be a way to do so. This has been frustrating and I don’t see how it benefits McDonald’s to make issues like this so difficult and cumbersome to resolve. I’m not optimistic I’ll get my money back and it’s gonna be hard but I’m not buying another delicious McNugget until I do.

- I Always Loved it until Today!

I ordered 3 McChicken sandwiches with the mobile app, 2 original, 1 plain. After paying, I went to pick up my order and I was given 3 original sandwiches. I told the person at the counter that one should have been plain, however they said it came through the mobile app as 3 regular sandwiches. I know I ordered the correct items that I wanted. There should be a way to able to check before paying, what you actually ordered instead of being forced to get what is given to you without the option of being able to check first. When I went to contact McDonald’s using the app, during this process it required that I give them the location of the restaurant. As I tried to enter the location of the restaurant, I had to go back and finish putting in my contact information. By going back, the screen was cleared of all my typing and I was forced to start all over again! The anger grew! The app was really screwed up and I swore off McDonald’s because I always order from the mobile app. The mobile app gives deals, price discounts, and other specials which you don’t get when you walk into the restaurant. I am done with McDonald’s! There are too many other fast food places that serve excellent food. I have always given McDonald’s and the McDonald’s app 5 stars. Those days are now over.

- From great to un-useable

I was an early adopter of the app and greatly enjoyed the great deals offered. Deal “value” has greatly decreased, but more importantly, the app value guess sunk to delete level. The app no longer recognizes my credit card and tells store it is declined via the app. Weird since all other stores accept it. So I tried to load another card - no cards are accepted - including corporate cards, visa, MasterCard, credit nor debit. In short the app rejects all cards deemed functional by other stores as well as the issuing institution - so it isn’t a card issue. Four McDonalds locations have been tested and they see an app trend where cards are not accepted by the app and must manually run the cards through their system. So local managed stores recognize an issue, but McD’s app developers seem to miss it. I’ve seen increase in solutions on the web - turn off WiFi at store, turn on WiFi, delete and reload app, log out, delete app and reload app with new email and card. I’ve tried about everything -even loading my account on another phone, which still doesn’t allow me to use the app. So it has to be locked up in the app profile info somewhere. McD App developers need to fix it. For me for now, I’m done ordering and eating at McD’s. The app gets deleted today. Hello Chick-Fil-a. Their app works nicely.

- App is great, store service is not the best

I like the app features. Especially now with COVID it is nice to be able to pay thru the app and not exchange cash or cards with an employee, one less point of contact. Being able to select food items at home I am able to casually get everyone’s order exactly as desired without feeling rushed at the drivethru speaker or deal with bad speaker communication. The app special deals are also nice. The problem I’ve experienced every time so far, about 10 visits using the app, every time I try to pickup my app order in the drive thru my local restaurant is unable to complete my order. They always tell me to pull in to curbside and change my pickup option in the app to curbside. I don’t know if this is an issue with employee training or if there is a problem with the app. I have not tried the drive thru pickup option at any location other than my local restaurant so I can’t say if the result would be different. The app is still great to have, just a minor annoyance to have this option not work. There are times when drive thru is empty but I still am not able to use that pickup option.

- Cardit Card Failure In App

I don’t understand why McDonalds will spend millions of dollars creating an app and have absolutely no interest in a customer reporting issues with the app. Virtually every time I make a purchase, my card gets charged multiple times and still will not process the order. I have both Discover and AMEX cards affected the same way. In fact Discover said this is very common issue with the app but the fix is a McDonalds problem. I have reached out multiple time via the “contact us” to no productive results. Yes, I get a non monitored form email. Yes, they give a phone and case number. I have spent nearly an hour total on hold with no answer from their “busy staff”. One time I received a for your trouble gift card. All I had to do was call the non answered number to provide my address. The app and the deals brought me back into McDonalds, wonder why there is no interest in keeping coming back? I have tried to delete app and reload. But the cloud returns same flawed app. I have tried to delete the two cards and reload, but figure out how to do it.

- This app has issues!

I have had the McDonald’s app on my phone for years but rarely use it except when I am traveling to find the nearest store location. Today, I just wanted to enter an entry token to their latest game. Should be easy, right? WRONG! It asked me to log in or register. One option was to log in with my email. I tried that, using what I know was the correct password. No dice. So I tried logging in with my Google account, again using what I know is the correct password. Instead of logging me in, it took me to a registration process and came back with an error that this email is already associated with a McDonald’s account and to please log in. Dummies, that’s what I was doing! Why did you send me to the registration process when I picked log in?! So I selected “forgot password” thinking it would send me a link to reset it, but alas no. It told me to log into my Google account, where I was already logged in HELLO! So I decided I would just contact McDonald’s through the app to tell them of this issue. That doesn’t work either. It never let me select anything from the 2nd dropdown and effectively stopped progress. The keyboard also never comes up to actually let me type anything. Big fail, McDonalds. Guess I will just delete your app since the only thing it is good for is finding a nearby store!

- Redundant

I downloaded the app so I could order ahead, and have my order ready to pick up when I got there, so as to reduce the sitting around time. I followed all the instructions, and when I arrived at the location it told me to go to the pickup parking spots. There was a sign with an arrow pointing at a parking spot, so I dutifully parked in it. 5-7 minutes later, I decided to go inside to see what the holdup was. When I asked, a lady quite rudely pointed outside (opposite side of the building to where I had parked) and said I was not at the right spot. When I told her I was in the park that the sign was pointing at, she just said ‘that’s a sign pointing the way’. When I told her it was pointing at the Park, and I was really disappointed I had to go inside, given that the whole point of ordering ahead was to avoid going inside and save time, I received a very short ‘oh. Sorry’. I’m not a rude person, and I feel like I wasn’t rude in this occasion. The whole exchange, even the lack of a hint of wanting to make it right or mildly apologetic for the inconvenience (and yes, when you’re desperately trying to get food when you’re on the way to somewhere and you don’t want the 2 year old to fall asleep before she eats, and you don’t want to have to get all 4 kids out of the car, it’s an inconvenience). The app failed spectacularly in my opinion

- Bad service

Waited 20 minutes. 4 other people ordered and got served before me. Ask and still didn’t get order. Ine more people served and I asked to get my money back then I was given order. I ordered on the app in my car then walked in to pickup order. Went into bathroom first then came out to the pickup order counter. My order was not there. Three people were waiting in line to place their order. All three ordered and started to wait for their orders along with me. First one of them got their order, then the second. After that I asked the counter person about my order. I showed him my order number on my phone. He then walked and looked up at what I guess was a screen showing orders. He then left and went to take a order from another person that came in. After taking this person order he walked over and picked up the third persons order. This left me and the last person that came in waiting for our orders. After a few minutes he handed the order to the last person that came it. At this point I said can I at least get my money back! He then walked over pickup up my chicken sandwich and apple pie, put them in a bag and handed it to me and walked away. Never said a word to me. I just left and as I was getting back into my car the review screen popped up and I entered my first bad review.

- Mrs R Reeves

The app is easy to use and very convenient however I can not seem to figure out how to delete or update payment methods. I had a card expire and need to update it but am unable to do so, I tried adding as a new payment method thinking it would override the one already saved but it did not. So I just added a completely different card. Also, one time when I ordered for a specific store it changed to a store that was closer to my location when I checked out, which was very inconvenient as it was located inside of Walmart and no drive thru or curb side was available. I had spoke to the manager and requested for the transaction to be reversed since it was not suppose to go there and was told I would have to come inside to do that. Yes, I got mad since I didn’t want it to that location in the first place and to top it off was told it could take several days for the refund to go through. It eventually was refunded and I have used the app since then but now I double check before I complete the transaction that it is for the store I am wanting it to be at. And, that is the only issue I have ever had when using the app.

- The update didn’t fix ANYTHING were done with MCDs forever

We order from MDs a few times a week. Out of these times about half the time the order gives us issues, whether it’s the most common one of the order “not showing up” either because I ordered it for someone in my family so my device won’t let me check in for them, and then there’s the issue of when they can’t find the order and I’m having to repay for the order I already paid for (and the employees at MDs say “were not affiliated with the app, call this number “ so then we call the number, and we get told by some sassy southern woman “let me stop you there. we don’t refund, you’ll have to call your bank” well my banks never done this to me-BUT MCDONALDS SURE HAS!! And so were clear, this happened AGAIN, AFTER the update, just at dinner Time last night. ( December 11th). Me and my family have been saying this for a few weeks now, but finally after the supposed update yesterday and still the problems, WE ARE FINISHED WITH THE APP. Order anywhere else for the kids while your busy/ at work, or they’ll just be yelled at, and ultimately go hungry until you order elsewhere....and definitely don’t trust this app when your trying to relax so you online order and send your wife only for her to be upset frustrated and treated like crap.

- Love this app!

I’m not even a real frequent McDonalds customer, but with 3 boys (all 10 and under) the ordering process in store or at the drive through is kind of a pain. I’m hate having to stand there feeling like I’m holding up the line because my kids are indecisive about what they want to eat. This app completely changed my McDonalds experience. It was simple, easy, visual. The kids could tell me what they wanted and how much just by pointing. And because the next time we order (whether on the road during travel, or the occasional weekend visit) we’ll have the entire thing saved on the app. Just had to click a button when I arrived in the store and the order was already being made when I walked in. One piece of feedback. I like pickles a lot and usually I say “heavy pickles” when ordering and they get the hint. The app only allows you to select up to 3 pickles (3 is the highest number allowed). So that’s exactly what I got, three pickles. My minimum for a “heavy pickle” is way more than 3. A better way to order pickles would be (regular, none, or heavy).

- Useless

I guess the app itself as a program (i.e. functionality) is fine but the way McDonald’s handles mobile ordering is completely useless. They do not begin to prepare your order until you arrive at the store and “check in.” What’s the point of using an app to order if your food is not ready when you arrive? I can go through the drive-thru just as easily as I can order from the app and wait in my car in a parking spot. I want to order ahead so I can “beat the line.” Ordering via an app is like a proxy/placeholder. Your food should be ready for pickup when you get there, assuming you have given ample time for it to be prepared. Zero stars. [Developer response: “Your order isn't completed and prepared until you check-in at the store. This ensures it’s hot and fresh for you!"] - Understandable, but it seems the majority of customers want to use the app so the food is ready upon arrival. I was going to use this app so I could grab my food/drink on my way to work but having to wait will make me late. I was hoping McDonald’s would be a better option than pricey Starbucks but Starbucks’ app & system works better. Order is ready upon arrival. It takes 20 seconds to grab my order and go. Thank you for the response but my review remains the same until pick up time is improved.

- Under contact us NOT WORKING

Contact us NOT WORKING AFTER CHOOSING SMART PHONE YALL HAVE SEVERAL PROBLEMS WHO IS. IN CHARGE THEY ARE AN IDIOT FIRST what do you care if an offer extended to a customer that they make use of of it at one visit or at an impossible time like an hour later. That’s retarded. Who is retarded. An executive fool. Your objective is lost. Fool. It should be spending money or reading the UNITED STATES interest in the menu. But somebody assigned an idiot. I will never go to McDonald’s with deals but i can only make use of an hour apart from each other so I’d prefer just not come at all. The purpose of the deals was to attract customers to or back to the restaurant across the United States. Why cause until you changed the use of deals i have not really wanted to visit. I prefer to eat a complete meal in my kitchen. Check your records i bet you revenue has dropped. Idiots you had outrageously long lines now you siphoning off your customers. Idiots. We customers are no fools if your target is us. Otherwise y’all are idiots cause you’re not gaining or maintaining your customers you’re alienating. I could be wrong but like most large corporations i bet y’all arrogant so i wish y’all the best but you’ve lost all of me and all the your customers I recommended make use of your McDonalds app. Retarded idiots.

- Misses the point

This app does not work the way Starbucks or other mobile ordering apps do. With Starbucks for example, you order, pay, and the order is started no matter where you are, and they prepare your coffee while you travel to the location so it is ready when you walk in the door. With this McDonalds app, it makes you THINK your order has been placed but it doesn’t process your payment until you are in the vicinity of the restaurant, which means they don’t start making your food until you are already in the parking lot ready to grab and go. This Defeats The Entire Purpose Of A Mobile Ordering Service. People want to save time on the way to work or during lunch break, just avoiding the drive thru / cashier is not enough. I’ve tried this at two different locations in my area, and I’ve had to wait more than 5, sometimes more than 10min to get my food AFTER I placed the order (which I could not place until I was within the vicinity of the building). I’m just gonna go ahead and delete this app because it doesn’t seem like this is a small thing they can just debug; this is an intentionally designed point-of-sale flaw that would need to be rewritten at the corporate level. 🖕🏼I’m NOT lovin’ it.™️

- Extremely convenient and good deals! Used weekly!!

I love the app and all the deals that are offered! You guys did something right! I use this app like 2-3x a week! One of the few, probably most annoying thing and the reason I rated y’all 4 rather than 5 stars? The layout of the drink options, specifically with the McCafe/smoothie drinks, when selecting for mobile ordering. HOLY MOLY, talk about annoying! I had to scroll through basically the whole thing, speed reading wasn’t much help because there’s SO many and disorganized — like DANG! So much for if you’re in a hurry. NOPE, better sit tf down! Never mind if you’re just trying to get to work...on time. You gotta scroll for 2+mins just to find your drink! My suggestion would be to group all the beverages according to type; i.e. scroll. BAM, all the coffee (if I see a M Caramel Macchiato, I should see L Caramel Machiatto right beneath it...not another 2-3 options down 🙄)..scroll some more. BAM, all the smoothies...sorted by beverage AND size. So as y’all are trying to promote mobile ordering and looking for feedback, please consider this!

- I am very me out!!

Choices choices....while the “deals” component of the app offers a treasure trove of treats, having the option to combine some of the offerings into a single transaction would improve the overall guest experience. Currently only one treat can be acquired from the lineup per transaction. My daily routine is an amazing McCafe caramel Mochiatto hot with whole milk. Buying five earns the guest a free McCafe beverage! Lovi’in that! However, if I choose to take advantage of any other deal during that transaction, my McCafe credit is canceled out in Lieu of the new deal selected. My dilemma is do I choose the McCafe credit or an optional deal??? Or make the single transaction a multiple transaction experience; taking advantage of other options in the lineup. How stressful and time consuming!! Can I suggest deals that require multiple purchases in order to be rewarded with a future treat be a totally separate rewards program. Putting the guest in an either-or situation takes the joy out of the experience. I’m very needy....I want my McCafe credit and my morning deal on a single transaction! Now that’s something to love!!!-Mark D from Atlanta

- Double charging on mobile ordering

I’ve used mobile ordering four times and three times, it has double charged me for my order. The issue is that when I get close to the McD location, i complete the transaction on my app and pay for my order. When I get to pick up my order, the staff tells me my order did not go through and I need to process payment again. Some times, that means redoing Apple Pay on my phone, and other times, it means paying cash/ credit at the register. Each time, when I check my credit card statement, I see the original transaction processed. I’ve had to dispute the charge through my credit card company. This is a big problem, esp because you are forcing customers to use mobile pay to have access to coupons. If the payment issues with mobile ordering did not exist, I would be more interested and likely to visit McD. However, with these issues, it will be once in a while and definitely not with using mobile ordering until this gets fixed. McD - read the reviews here. There are a lot of other users who have reported similar or other issues with Mobile Ordering and many of your recent reviews have been very poor lately. You have not updated the app in about a month. Are you listening to your customers?

- Mobile Order and Pay

This app is terrible! It gets 1 Star for it working sometimes in store. However, when you have an app only deal that’s when problems begin. The majority of the time I get the payment failed message. On one occasion where this has happened, I received a “Thank You For Stopping By” email over an hour later. I checked my bank account and sure enough I had been charged the full amount even though I had been trying to order with a deal. Another occasion I was in store waiting for my food when I saw two charges come across my screen as Apple Pay notifications. That time I at least got the deal even though I didn’t want an extra order, but had the charges not come across my phone as push notifications I would have been none the wiser until much later. I opened a slam dunk case with mobile support over two weeks ago and they still haven’t gotten back to me. They were kind enough to send me vouchers to replace the meal I never got, but I still think I still deserve a refund or another meal voucher - one as compensation and the other as an apology. And my final complaint about the app is sometimes just by viewing a deal I’m told I’m ineligible to use it for another 59 minutes. Scratch this app. It’s time to start over!

- Are millennial killing the fast food industry

No it’s just y’all are constantly ruining yourself. I use the app when I’m hungry to see if there’s good coupons out then you figured that it wasn’t right to have people scan coupons there so you made it a mobile order only option to use them, goodbye people who use cash cause they don’t want to use a card, and now I can only see them when I’m next to a McDonald’s you know the part where I’m ready to receive my order now I have to wait in line just to see if that good coupon is there and leave if it’s not wasting my time and confirming my suspicion that y’all aren’t gonna have any good coupons anyway. Not only is this coupon app gone bad but so have y’all employees they don’t know how to handle the mobile orders they lack the training and the amount of employees to handle moble order I shouldn’t have to tell them I made a moble order they should do it like all the other orders and just shout the number when it’s ready. I guess I’ll just use good old burger king who has better coupons that are in the app and, get this, on paper from the mail. Y’all lost the marketing competition fix it or pack it up and blame the millennials on your way out, your only saving grace is if you don’t have any competition on the block.

- Worst app EVER

This app is so bad it should be a sin. First of all, I don’t even trust the coupons anymore because anytime I go to use them they never work correctly. The coupons also don’t give details that are important such as the fact that milkshakes are now considered a McCafé item because of the McCafé rewards program. However, if you go to use a BOGO coupon for the McCafé, they tell you that the milkshakes are not part of the deal even though it doesn’t say that. Then they’ll play a game called “we’ll try the coupon if you want” but then they don’t tell you that they charged you incorrectly because it didn’t scan right and you’re the one who gets screwed even though it’s the chains fault. Then there’s the ordering. Oooohhhh god how many times it tells me that ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED but they aren’t! So I can NEVER order food on the app and I’m FORCED to either do drive thru or pick up inside and wait in line or pay for someone else to bring it to me. Then when they have the sweepstakes and you win it’ll have s button for redemption, however it never works. Emailing customer service is useless; they never answer! I’m to the point that idk if I’m even going to continue going to McDonald’s because of how bad this made the customer service both in and outside the app!

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- Too Buggy for me!

Works as advertised sometimes and is totally useless at other times. Today I placed a mobile order and get to McDonalds give them my mobile order number at the drive up and proceed to cashier who waves me up to second window only to be told they don’t have the order in the system. I give them the order verbally again and told to park and they will bring it out. 19 mins later I received my food. This has happened more than once and I’m a pretty patient person. 19 minutes is Unacceptable. Then I try to send them feedback comments on my IOS mobile device in hoping to improve the user experience and the app freezes up after completing 2/3 of the required info. I tried 3 times and it froze up each time after I selected the time and am/pm. Now I get home and download the MCD app onto my IPad. I get the same results when trying to send feedback, it freezes up each and every time I try to fill out the required info. Very frustrating and disappointed.

- Troublesome Multiple Steps & Can’t Pay With Gift Card

This app sure does make it SOMEWHAT easy to place orders with McDonald’s. I rarely used to eat here but now I find myself frequenting this place a lot more just because there’s an app, and apps are fun. It’s frustrating though, that there are multiple steps to get your order processed. You can place an order on the app, then you have to wait until you’re at/very near the restaurant & have to go into the app again to complete the ordering process & that’s when they start to put your order together. So you STILL have to wait for them to get the order ready. If you have to turn on location services for the app, why can’t this information be integrated in the ordering process to make it easier & more efficient?? It doesn’t make this app as user-friendly/effective as the other eateries’ - you’re still having to wait until you’re there before they actually begin to process the order. Also, can you please allow for mobile orders to pay using McDonald’s Gift Card in the app? I received one as a gift, but I can only use it by ordering inside the restaurant which defeats the purpose of the app.

- Horrible

Just wanted some fries. App shows deal- free large fries just for downloading the app. Great!! Click on the deal- order a sandwich along with- click to pay- first problem: My friend was going to pick up the order for me- Nope- app says make sure to bring your phone to check in so looks I’m going (I still have to go thru the drive thru to give them my order confirmation number so “checking in” just seems to have one’s food just sitting there getting cold- so really unnecessary that I go- friend could have given the confirmation number same as I did. But the fun has just begun because guess what? The fries somehow aren’t on the order. I know they were put thru- it’s how I started the order- but then fine - whatever- just add them on, I’ll pay... the order has to be refunded then redone? Why? Just do the fries separately. Why is this so complicated? In all fairness, the workers there were great. But the app- what a mess!! Even attempting to add the fries on while in line waiting - no go- looks like it’s getting added in but check on the final page - not there. Checked to see if our McD’s participating? Maybe it’s one of those things - no, our McD’s is listed as participating. Deleting the app. Not using this garbage again. Whatever. Don’t really like McDonald’s food anyway.

- Happy meal toy

A lot of us don’t order a happy meal cause our children like more fries or more nuggets than what comes in a happy meal, so we order the items separate in bigger sizes & with the kids still wanting the happy meal toy we order just the happy meal toy for around $1.75. The app has an option to order everything except the happy meal toy though. Can you please add the option to order the toy on the app. When ordering on the app i know for myself personally the people at the window get extremely rude when asked to add the toy on to the order even though all they have to do is add the toy & it gets charged to the card on the same order & a separate order don’t have to be made. Don’t know why it makes them so angry but it does. Me & a lot of others would just like to have the option to order the toy in the app. For me personally it’s so I don’t have to worry while waiting in the drive through line if im going to have to feel uncomfortable asking to simply order the toy at the window cause some of the window cashiers get very worked up about the simple question to add the toy to the order.

- Got to store & their system was down

This happens AT LEAST 3x/wk. I’ll pull up to the drive thru speaker, the cashier says “Hi just to let you know our systems are completely down” (which was the excuse this time) so they didn’t make the order I placed through the app 30 min prior and I’d like to point out that this was my first time ever using the mobile app. The app also doesn’t let you know which locations are currently able to process said orders so I just drove over there in the cold for literally nothing. And from previous experiences without having an already placed order they also say “Hi just to let you know our systems are down and we’re only accepting cash” and “Hi just to let you know our systems are down and we’re only accepting cash and we are only serving breakfast” oh and their ice cream machine is conveniently always broken or shut down. Mind you I always come between 11pm and 5am so that’s definitely a wide enough range of time to see some sort of pattern to know what times to avoid but they deny orders solely because they don’t want to make them. And I’m done. I know McDonalds could give a McSh*t less if I stopped being a customer but hopefully some negative reviews all over social media will get the attention of someone higher up to do something about it.

- From great to good

I still give the app a 4-star rating because I literally use it daily and am able to snag a deal on something. I didn’t give it a 5 because the app has issues with loading sometimes so I’ll have a coupon ready but when it’s time to scan it, it doesn’t load. It’s almost like sometimes the app flukes on purpose when you actually arrive at a location. Secondly, the coupons I do see everyday (recently) have been the same ones. When I first downloaded the app there were a variety of different deals everyday and now it’s like the developers have gotten lazy or something. Though, I don’t wanna complain because the free drink or $1 any coffee, and the McCafe rewards are great! And lastly, I’m not sure why they stopped it (probably because the majority kept voting the same deal every day) but for about a month they had a voting poll where you could vote on what deal you’d like to use the next day which was great! They should bring that back but switch up the items a bit more so people aren’t voting for the same thing every day. Still a great app nonetheless!

- Mostly enjoy, but..

One bad experience, you know how that goes. I tried to give feedback via the app itself and got locked out of that so here I am. Two nights ago, I ordered on the app and paid, no problems there. When I got to the restaurant, they said they didn't have a mobile order despite my having a confirmation number. I hard closed the app and reloaded it, and they got my order however they showed it unpaid, so I had to give them money again just to get food I had already paid for. I showed the management team member where on the app it showed it had been paid for and on my banking app where it had been debited and she said I was going to have to talk to corporate and/or dispute the charge with my bank but i was not going to be given my food until I paid for it again. It's not about the money, it was inconvenient making for a long back up behind me in the drive thru and if I'm honest it was a bit embarrassing. Figure that glitch out and fix it for others. I will probably be giving the app a little space and finding a new location to go to as well.

- Terrible.

I was exciting about this concept and wanted to try it today at lunch. My excitement died shortly after I had pulled up to the mobile order parking space and entered my checkin information on the app. (You can’t go through drive thru the first time you use a card). After 15 minutes I felt a little helpless and at 25 minutes I finally walked into the store. When I asked the employee at the counter what the status of my order was since I’d been waiting at the mobile parking space for 25 minutes. She said if it’s been 25 minutes they probably put it there. (She was pointing at the trash can). She continued working during our conversation and when she came back to the counter I had to clarify that I meant the mobile ordering in the parking spaces outside. She asked what the order was and said that she didn’t have it on her screen. I told her I had the confirmation and that I had followed the app and had an email too. She made me my order in less than 2 minutes and said please rescind your other order. There was nothing to rescind since my order was already charged and waiting. Terrible service and response. I waited 30 minutes for nothing and I will definitely tell others to avoid this app service. Terrible terrible service.

- App problems

The forts problem I had, was when it was raining. I decided I’ll be nice and not make make them walk out in the rain for curbside, because I found a parking spot right at the door. Went to check in, and the app would not tell me my payment went through. Went and checked my bank account and there was 8 charges with immediate reversals. So I went in and had to wait in line and pay after telling them my order number. The next issue was when I had an order in my cart with a $3 coupon. Everything went through and it told me to check in when I got there. Got there and put in my curbside spot number and went to confirm payment. Now the promo coupon from the app won’t work and I have to remove it. Now today I went there after submitting my order. Pulled into the spot put the number in and hit the confirm payment button. Now error message pops up and tells me that I have to go inside and tell them my order number to pay. Once again there is a charge and immediate reversal on my bank account. Another thing that I don’t like is that you can’t delete an order if you decide you don’t want to order food. You have to delete each item individually.

- Terrible service

I work at a large hospital and walk by McDonalds which is by the entrance to the hospital on my way in. While in the parking garage I will place an order for two hot mocha McCafes for pick up on my app. I then walk to an area where I get a face mask and have my temperature taken then eneter the building. This is around 8:00 am. If I’m lucky someone will be behind the counter to help me. My order is never ready and I always have to wait for my coffees to be made. Meanwhile people are coming in behind me placing orders, getting their food and drinks and leaving. There are also times when I walk into the restaurant and not only is no one behind the counter, no one is anywhere to be found, not even in the food prep area. I have to call out or shout so someone will come out from a closed door to wait on me. Then again I have to wait for my coffees to be made. I got the McDonald's app hoping my order while placed in advance would be ready for me upon arrival. Not once has it been. I skip paying since the app has no problem taking my payment. I wish your service was that efficient! But it isn’t! I have found my experiences dissapointing and frustrating! A waste of time which has caused me on several occasions to be late for work!

- Useless

I only tried to use the app one time to put a big order in and realized right away that it had several major flaws making it absolutely useless. Flaw one: it has a very limited order size. I have a large family, multiple teens, and usually their friends to feed. I usually cook from scratch, but was trying to place an order for a birthday party and it limited me to 15 items TOTAL. Second flaw: you can’t place a second or more consecutive orders to make up for the order size limit. It would’ve taken multiple phones to accomplish this, which leads me to the third, and biggest flaw of all: you have to be gps verified in the McDonald’s you are ordering from to “place” the order. Now, this was big for us because I stayed home with the kids and sent my husband to pick up the food after I made the order, only to discover once he got there that it was a huge waste of time, and he could either reorder the whole thing, or cut our losses and get pizzas. The whole point of trying the app was to make this simple and time saving, right? To achieve that, we got Little Caesar’s pizza instead at this point. McDonald’s has a counter, a drive through, and kiosks in the store to make ordering more convenient. The app is absolutely useless.

- Terrible - do not use!

I mobile order ALL THE TIME on my Chick-fil-a app, so I was hoping for the same ease of experience with this app. I should have known the bar had been set well beyond reach. I used the app, paid for the food, received a receipt and headed to the local restaurant. I pulled in the space, pulled up the app and followed the instructions. Waited 10 minutes and then decided I would pull thru the drive thru. When I told the lady I completed a mobile order she said they did not have the order. We confirmed I was at the correct restaurant. She escalated the issue to the manager. The manager stated that they did not have my order and there was nothing they could do for me. I advised I could show her the receipt and where the money had already been taken from my account. She stated they preferred people not use the app and the only thing I could do was place an order and pay for it. When I reached out to Customer Service they apologized and said they could not refund the money I would have to contact my bank for a refund. They did send some Arch Cards for a free fry, drink and sandwich for my inconvenience. Fortunately, after I contacted my bank I was refunded the money. However, it was a mess! Please save yourself the trouble and do not use this app.

- Disastrous—need to hire the Chik-fil-A app developer

I have tried using the app on at least 4 separate occasions to help with wait and efficiency or ordering at my local McDonalds. However, it has not done either of those things anytime I’ve tried to use it. The first attempt took more than 10 minutes to receive my order, several cars entering the drive-thru after me received their food and moved on before I received my order. Second attempt, they prepared my order incorrectly. The third attempt I was given the wrong order. The fourth attempt, I tried to complete my order and received an payment error message, tried again & revived the same thing; then the app re-set to the home screen & there was nothing showing in my recent orders. Checked my account there were 2 pending charges for my order; so I went inside to address the issue. They tell me they had not received my order and that I will need to order at the register, which I do. As I’m filling my drink, the manager comes over with 2 printed receipts asking if they were my order which I confirmed were. Next I’m told I will have to complete 3 steps to attempt to get my charges reversed; first one being that I go out of my way to my bank to correct their mistake.


I was interested in trying the “Mobile Order & Pay” on a Saturday morning for my family of six thinking perhaps they would finally get my order right. Well, I guess we’re stuck with sitting in the drive-thru for twelve minutes as usual; then getting home and discovering they got the order wrong AGAIN. We’re stuck because we’re not able to order the same things from the app as we can in the drive-thru. I can’t find the large Orange Juice option anywhere on the app. I can’t find the two-Burritos Value Meal anywhere on the app. I must be running an old version of the app, right? Because McDonalds would never create an app that falls short, right? Or is the crumby app reflecting the same experience you get in the drive-thru with incomplete orders. As I was typing this, my wife returned from the McDonalds drive-thru. I know it may be difficult to believe, but they blew the order again. MISSING A BREAKFAST SANDWICH! Now I have one very disappointed child at the table. Is this how McDonalds keeps their profits up; by shorting the customer? Is this theft? I feel like McDonalds is robbing me every time; not just robbing me of my money, but of the precious time I have with my children. Thanks for nothing! I’m done with you.

- Stupid

This app was great , but now McDonald’s is loosing money on my business because, the app now has very few good coupons, and when it does have one I can use its mobile app anyway which we don’t like to use as it is but we did try , we can’t get monkey pay to even work , mine tells me that my local Macdonalds is closed and won’t even let me order from them .... I don’t understand all this tech that takes the face to face with the employees..... I don’t understand why you want to take the personal touch away , you have very little contact with your customer this way , as it is the employees at the Hudsonville site are already rarely friendly with customers, when they do see them , what is wrong with good old fashioned “ Hello, welcome to McDonald’s, may I take your order please “ and the thank you for coming and the please come agains , they don’t even fold the bag over anymore to keep the heat from escaping from the food on the bag oh my word that was such a huge no no when I worked there when I was a kid , anyway I go to Arby’s and Burger King a lot because they are always putting out good coupon and they are not afraid to welcome their customers and I have kids to feed so family coupons are often a must to afford to take them out

- Useful...when it works

I’ve had this app on and off the past year or two on a different phone and I’d always have problems with even logging in when I have probably 12 different accounts on this thing. When I’d even get into the app, deals wouldn’t work, it would log me out and give me the same run around log in issues I’ve had and coupons would normally always give me errors. Sure it’s helped me skip the ordering process and given me a few savings but it never works when I really want it to. Just today I’ve installed it on a new phone I’ve had for a week and I’d attempted to use my google login, it worked when putting in my google email and password but after that it would bring me to a screen to input my last name and to register when I was just logging in? Even after “registering” isn’t still took me back to the main login screen telling me the info has already been registered???? Deals can be okay but most of it is things like “get a $1 of fries” or “get a free medium drink with the purchase of a main menu item”

- Hire some good IT people from USA for mobile app development

Hire some good developers from USA, pay them properly and ask to recreate this app from scratch and make it the best app compare any food chain in USA. What a nonsense App this is .. each versions adding more bugs rather than fixing things . I am using 5.13 ( latest version ) now , I went to a MacD and placed a mobile order, choose drive through , it display “tell to speaker” , I mention the order number displayed there , she told me she did not received any such order number.. wow.. earlier version at least used to give option for payment on choosing drive through and the order sequence number , this version that also gone . Biggest things not a single MacD understand mobile ordering , specially if you are in city Atlanta ,GA. Stop this App and let it back to web based menu list or follow some companies mobile app like Walmart, Subway, Dunkin Donuts .. you will learn how to develop mobile software .

- What happened?????

Before downloading the app, I visited McD’s typically twice a week. After downloading and having deals to chose from each day, I was visiting 5 times a week, sometimes more! But with the last update, no decent deals available; no more free fries, no more buy a Big Mac get one for a discount, no more good deals!!!!!! I don’t understand this! Why would u not want to reward customers who make your life more easy by not having to use labor dollars for a cashier to take orders, not having to miss sales because some customer waits till they pull up to speaker to figure out what they want which makes your line back up and other people on the road pass u by because the line is backed up because of that one customer, why in the world would u want to alienate customers who make your business more profitable???? All the pizza places give the best deals to their customers who order online because it saves them in labor by not having to pay for more people standing beside phone! Why would u allow people to get deals only to take them away? I can easily give my business to someone else because you have turned me away with your recent update that only has useless and non-attractive offers!

- BEWARE: App charged me for food franchisee won’t give me

Ordered from the app, got to the restaurant drive thru to pick it up and was told it was declined so they wanted payment. I explained that I already paid. Showed them the Apple Pay receipt that said “Approved.” Wouldn’t give me food. AMEX app showed “pending” as all new charges do so I called AMEX. They said it was approved and there was no reason it would be declined. Franchisee still wouldn’t budge and said “it’s not our app. - it’s ‘corporate’s’. If you need a refund, call them.” They handed me a coffee cup with the number for corporate and left me to find my own resolution. I tried McD’s corporate and after about 2 mins stuck in interminable robot menus I hung up and called AMEX back. As before, they answered with my name and were extraordinarily quick and helpful. We put a monitor on the charge and will dispute it in a week if it’s still there. Took a quarter of the time that I spent in robot menus with McDonald’s “corporate.” If you want to experience great customer service, get an AMEX Platinum card. Just the extraordinary customer service is worth the annual fee. If you want to be the customer getting batted around between a disinterested franchisee and a monolithic, impenetrable corporation, use this McDonald’s app.

- An annoying problem that no one has the answer to

So, I downloaded the McDonald’s app thinking I was gonna get amazing deals and not have to wait in long lines. But, that’s not what happened. Every single time I download this app, it says NO restaurants are available to order at. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. The reason being, was that it was due to my “location”. I tried the McDonald’s app in so many places I could count on both my hands and nothing. It says the same thing no matter where I am. I work at McDonald’s and I’ve even tried using the app in the break room, still nothing. I even configured with my phone’s settings to try and fix the problem, still nothing. I download, uninstalled, and updated this app a million times and nothing worked. I contacted customer service, and all they said was it was my phone carrier that is causing this problem. I talked to my phone carrier, nothing, they said it was caused by the app. So I’m stuck here, coming back to this app every 1-2 months trying it again and nothing has changed. So, let’s just hope that you don’t have the same problem as me.

- Deleted the app

I did have a really good 5 star review for this app. I’m changing it now though since it just completely stopped working and caused a pretty big problem trying to get food for my group. When I tried to pick up the order, it wouldn’t allow me to select a pickup option and said I had no connection. I restarted the app like it said. Same problem. Restarted the app and phone. Same problem. Deleted and reinstalled the app while connected to the McDonald’s WiFi at the location I was supposed to pick it up “no connection restart the app” nonsense even though I just downloaded the app! I didn’t have money because it should have been paid for already and they didn’t have my order number inside. I went home and got my wallet and came back to try place the same order at the drive though when halfway through the order she already gave me my total which was more than what it showed on the app and told me to go to the window. Before I even finished ordering. I just left. I think that was my last trip to McDonald’s. The app is what kept me going there and if it’s not going to work then I’m not really interested anymore. Maybe I can get back in shape without McDonald’s in my life anymore lol

- Inconvenient if you buying for someone else..

I guess I’m used to ordering food through apps and having it ready for pickup when I get there. However this app is nothing of that sort. You might as well stand in line or go through the drive through. I don’t see the purpose this App serves if you can’t order in advance and have someone else pick the order up for you. I placed an order for my daughter to pick up at the nearest McDonalds close to her job so she wouldn’t have to wait on me to bring food to her. She went to go and pick the order up and she was told that she can’t get the order without my phone because they have to verify the location. Mind you they had already given me a reservation number as well as a a receipt of payment sent to my email with a confirmation number and location on the receipt as well. They still told her that she could not get the order without my phone. What’s the point in ordering food to a location for pick and being told you can’t get it. Every other restaurant DOES NOT do this!!!!! If my card has been charged to whatever location, it shouldn’t matter who the hell I send to pick it up...especially if they have a receipt for pick up. Fix IT!!

- Will not let me view or use deals

This is the worst app I’ve used in my life. It tries to tell me there’s no Mcdonald’s near me when I live like 5 mins from one, never lets me see deals, & it constantly reloads itself/kicks me off of what I’m looking at. I’ve never seen an app bug so much in my life. I’m deleting this app for good. I’m so frustrated w it at this point that it’s not worth it. No matter what I can’t get or even view any deals on the app. It doesn’t matter whether I’m on my data or WiFi. I even tried it with McDonald’s WiFi too & no matter what it tells me to check my internet connection whenever I try to look at the deals, yet every other part of the app will work & load for me (other then McDonald’s near me/ones I search that doesn’t lose either.) I can look at a menu, order, etc, but when I try to look at the deals it tells me “no internet connection.” How can this be true considering I can do almost everything else on the app except look at deals and pick a location. Kinda bs if you ask me. Definitely not impressed. Was going to use/keep this app so I can order my order ahead of time, but if I can’t even view any deals or choose a location then I don’t think it’s worth it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

- Coupons

App has good deals. A few rare ones turn out to be gold, that is until you get to the pay window after waiting 10+ mins and realize the coupon you were viewing at home (any burger for 1$ besides double quarter and artisan) is no longer viewable at the restaurant. Now I realize McDonald’s advertises fools gold. I would of left the restaurant feeling like an idiot but I open the Wendy’s app and i see Advertised, Dave’s single with any Purchase. Now I get a better burger and better ice cream at a better price. This happened once before when you introduced mobile pay and chalked it up to growing pains. Needless to say your app was deleted but I leave you with 3 stars and a thank you for turning me on to a far more trustworthy app. Edit: After looking through other reviews I realize my coupon changed to a McDouble for a dollar and that others are having this issue as well. Edit 2: After a quick and painless talk with McDonald’s app Customer service I am pleased with there response. I am now willing to give this app another chance, pls don’t leave me feeling like a fool again lol. Thank you.

- McCafe Deals Are Now False Advertising

The feature that tracks McCafe purchases for the buy 5, get 1 free deal no longer works. I’ve purchased several McCafe beverages recently that aren’t being tracked. I know those purchases qualify for this offer because they weren’t discounted or purchased as part of a separate offer. Other than this the app works fine most of the time as long as I pick up my food in the curbside parking spots. For some reason, if I go through the drive-thru the food never gets cleared from my shopping cart so it’s still there next time I use the app. Also, the drive-thru staff constantly asks me to pay for my mobile orders and some of them are highly confused when I tell them I paid in the app. As for improvements, there needs to be a way to add notes for the staff- like asking them to make sure they bring you ketchup, or napkins, which they sadly don’t always do without being asked. There also isn’t enough customization on some of the sandwiches. I’ve seen some where it’s impossible to add a free condiment like mayonnaise, even though an employee can add that customization if you order through one of them.

- Horrible app

So I gave this app a 1 because I couldn’t figure out how to give it a 0. I tried to use the app once before and it did not take the coupons because it wasn’t supported in my area. Okay , no problem so I get there and my stuff takes at least 20 minutes to cook . I had a 2 for 4 and a smoothie. After I got my smoothie it was a small when i paid for a large . The manager was annoyed at having to make it again after I showed my receipt . I was very unhappy with the service. So a couple weeks ago I decide to give McDonald’s app a chance again. I felt that maybe the workers could have had a bad day and I mean it is always busy in the morning . So I order my food again and when I arrive , they tell me it never went through . I say that they charged me for it . They insist that I order through the kiosk or at the register and I say “ I’m in a hurry , that’s why I used the app” and the cashier reply was “ so are other people” .I won’t hold the sass against her because sometimes when I am frustrated I did tend to get sassy. So I said I was sorry and don’t mean to be rude but this is the second time I’ve tried the app and it has not worked and no one has been fixing this issues .

- Issues with orders not closing.

I have had completed orders hanging up in my app three times in the past two weeks. This issue seems to have started after the last app update. The o my way to get it to clear is to uninstall and reinstall the app. Also, when this happens I don’t get credit for my Macchiatos. There have been other times when the order does close and the count on the McCafe drinks doesn’t increase. I should have already earned three and I have only earned one. Both these issues are extremely frustrating. Please pass this info on to your app developers so it can be resolved in the near future. Aside from the issues I’ve already mentioned, the app is easy to use and offers a lot of good deals. I have also had an issue w/a McDonalds employee insisting I needed to pay for my order, even though it was charged to my card. Of course I realize that is not related to the app and the manager reimbursed me for the double charge. I realize the drive thru gets very busy at times and mistakes happen. It would be worthwhile to retrain all employees on how to properly check out orders placed thru the mobile app. Thank you in advance for your attention to these issues.

- Wonderful app. Lacks customization.

First and foremost the app has issues with charging my cards entered into it. While this was an issue, I’ve managed to work around this due to the Apple Pay option which is a major plus. I’d much rather it use an intermediary rather than my card info directly. Despite that I’ve managed to make regular orders without a hitch. One major aspect I find lacking both in the kiosk order and the mobile app is the fact I can’t do simple customizations like substitute sauces. I for one am not a major fan of ketchup on my burger. Besides mayonnaise I typically have no other options. Whenever I buy a McDouble at the store I always add Mac sauce instead of ketchup and I’m willing to pay the extra fee if the need arises. But despite doing exactly what it’s advertised, I feel it fails in something that may not be common sense but is definitely important. Due to this and the failure with the cards the app definitely falls short of going above and beyond what I had expected. P.s. this isn’t meant to be critical of the deals but rather the lack of creativity it offers

- Serious Design Flaw

A feature of this app is that it has the user check in to a McDonald’s when they arrive using the phone they used to make the order. This is problematic for anyone who is placing the order for someone else to pick up. I tried to place an order to have someone pick it up when they got off of work, to avoid them having to take the time to place the order themselves while they were still at work. Unfortunately, after I placed the order, I realized that I was not able to “check in” from my phone, nor was the person picking up the food able to log into my account and “check in” from their phone. I had already placed and paid for the order, and staff told the person picking up the food that the phone that placed the order had to be on the premises. The goal had been to save time with placing an order, and it ended up taking far longer than it should have, with us not even being able to get our order in the end. In addition, after the user places an order, the app says that they will not begin making the order until the user arrives at the McDonald’s location. So saving time by ordering ahead? Not an option.

- Don’t do mobile ordering

It’s a great app besides mobile ordering. I placed a mobile order for my 16 yr old so she could eat dinner. I ordered for my local McDs and left town... about 35 mins later, my child calls and says she is in parking spot 1 for mobile pick up. We do this all the time with another restaurant so she can eat while I’m away. So I clicked “im here” thinking i could just tell the app which space She was in. Nope. It doesn’t work like other mobile ordering apps for other restaurants. You have to have that phone in the McDs parking lot. I ordered 10 piece nuggets and that is it. Once I clicked “im here”, my order got all jacked up, it was sent to the McDs i had just passed 30 miles away from her, and it had submitted for a fish sandwich, a drink, bacon Big Mac, slushee... not even the 10 piece we ordered. It charged my card for those items. I called customer service for help and she had no idea how to help me but said charge would probably fall off in 48 hours. Nope, it still charged my card. The cancel items button was no where on the screen. I’m not sure what happened but I won’t be using mobile ordering again.

- I’m loving this app

It is very convenient for me to make my order and have it ready when I get to the McDonald’s of my choice. I’m not holding up any lines trying to get my kids to decide what they want. I can grab and go when I’m rushing to work. And best of all the deals are fantastic and my orders are accurate! I can even use the coupons at the kiosk if decide to order there. My only complaints are that it doesn’t seem to clear properly when you use the drive thru. Some menu items are not available on the app. If I order something no longer available I don’t know until I pick up my order. If you order before breakfast ends but pick up after, the item is canceled on your order instead of honoring the time you ordered. And lately it’s having an issue with my card. It tells me to restart the app. So I’ve logged out and back in. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app but still have the same issue. Hope this gets fixed soon because this is my favorite app in the mornings.

- Wrong Order

The app itself is great. I got a meal for $7 only I didn’t get the meal I actually wanted. I ordered a strawberry banana smoothie and sugar cookies which is what I got. And then I got my free medium fries. But I also ordered (and I really wanted this the most because I’ve been craving it) a salad with grilled chicken and cheese. So when I arrived, they gave me half my order, made me stand there for 15 mins letting me miss 2 of my buses and when I spoke up about it they told me “we don’t have any salad” and they knew this the whole time but watched me stand there and wait for my order. I was patient at first because they were slightly busy but it’s ridiculous that nobody could speak up and say this from the beginning. A compete waste of my time. I wanted slightly to be healthy but they made me order nuggets as a replacement. When ordering from the app and choosing the location, I think the managers who work there should check off anything that’s no longer in storage so us customers shouldn’t have to waste our time and my money. I wasted my money on something I didn’t want.

- Great Improvements Made, More Deals Needed

When this app was originally launched, it was absolutely AWFUL. There was this big push from the company to “get our app, get our app”, but it really was more of a waste of time than it was anything productive or efficient. However, time has evolved and I have to say the team behind this has done an amazing job making the app much more user friendly, improved functionality, etc. The only area of improvement I have now is around the deals offered within the app. There needs to be more of a variety of deals available, as they tend to be a repetitive or very similar. In addition, I’ve encountered several issues with being able to use these deals in the restaurant, even though an option is given to scan it at the restaurant - this is if the restaurant even accepts deals. They’re only “valid at participating restaurants” and I seem to find more restaurants that are not participating versus those that are participating.

- Can’t Customize Orders or Add A Meal

I don’t get it...I’ve been using this app from the get-go, and just when I think progress is being made, I get blindsided by another deficiency. One step forward and three steps back. I downloaded the latest version of this app in February and I can no longer customize my items. For instance, if I click on a beverage, it defaults to a medium, so I can’t change the size to a large or can’t customize to request half sweet/ unsweet tea. I visit McDonald’s on the daily and sometimes multiple times a day. This is beyond disappointing and frustrating. Another issue I encountered is that the app no longer gives you the option to add the item or the meal. It simply adds the item for you and then you have to add the fries and drink separately. One major benefit of using the app, is that I’m entering my order, so it minimizes the room for error. My order is transmitted as I entered it. If something is wrong, it’s highly likely that it was my error and not McDonald’s. Please fix these issues! The app has come a long way, but this has really discouraged me from using it or visiting McDonald’s.

- More Frustration Than It’s Worth

I tried this app in the past, but the glitches never allowed the order to go through. It’s been awhile, so I decided to try again. My order went through okay, but took forever to get (I picked my order up inside). Turns out they had my order ready, but never called the number, so it was just sitting around. When I got home, I was missing a sandwich and fry. I called the store and they asked me if I would like to come pick it up. No thank you, it’s 15-20 minutes one way and just not with it, would they please refund those items. I was told they can’t because I used the mobile app. They said I had to call the corporate number on the app for a refund. I called. It took 20 minutes to fill out the necessary paperwork, which only sent a refund request to the owner of the store, I still have to wait for someone to contact me about getting my money back. This will be the last time I use the app. I had hoped it would make my stop more efficient, but I have eaten up about a half hour between talking to the store and corporate, and I still don’t have my money. I am extremely frustrated with the whole experience.

- Horrible app!

This is a horrible app. Whoever made it did not use their brain they were given at birth. You can’t order something and have your significant other or someone else, go pick it up while you’re busy even while having the exact same app on their phone logged in. In fact, the order doesn’t even show up on the exact same account that was ordered on on a different device. You have to drive into the parking lot with the phone you ordered on for them to even see your order or accept payment for it. They couldn’t even tell me if I could cancel it which thank goodness for my brain, I used it on the newly downloaded app and pushed cancel. They should know to tell me yes there is a cancel button not tel me I’m out $42 until tomorrow while trying to get a last minute dinner in on a crazy night and trying to make me wait until tomorrow to speak to a manager for a refund meanwhile having to double what I paid. All of this and the fact that the order is NEVER right no matter which location you visit is why we never go and won’t anymore. A waste of our evening. Do your app like chik-fil-a, you need some structure and brains on the team.

- Gave it many chances..

Mobile ordering has never worked for me. There’s always some sort of error and it usually involves the location not understanding how to handle mobile orders. The last time I tried was to get a deal on a coffee offered by the app. I made my mobile order and went to the correct location I chose. I selected drive thru because the location wasn’t open inside. When I pull up to the drive thru I get nothing. 24 hour McDonald’s and I’m being ignored at the drive thru.. I pull up to the first window and a girl is standing there and tries to pretend I’m not there. I have to wave for her attention, when I get her attention I explain that I made a mobile order, she looks puzzled and tells me to hold on. I proceeded to wait a whole 10 minutes for them to figure out my mobile order and how to process it. By the time I get my coffee and I’ve spent almost 15 mins in the drive thru and to top it off they didn’t put the correct amount of cream and sugar that I requested in the app.. This has been my experience with mobile ordering every time I’ve tried it through out the years and I keep making the mistake of trying it again.. IM DONE!

- Needs to be more clear

I like the app a lot now that it is running more smoothly than it had at first. There are two things I would change if I could. 1. In the promotions tab on the ordering menu, make it more clear what the promotions are. Like right now there are breakfast sandwiches on 2/$4, but when you go into the promotion tab, it just shows the sandwiches. Nothing about needing to buy 2 or anything. 2. This is totally just a personal thing for me but would allow me to use the app to order more often..... in the sodas you have ice or no ice as options. I usually order light ice. I know it seems kinda silly, but it’d be nice if I could get my stuff the way I want it without having to bother the staff to change the order when I arrive. Otherwise now that the bugs are mostly worked out and the staff know how to deal with mobile orders and coupons,’I like the app and the deals it gives. Worth it, even if you only go to McDonald’s once in awhile, for the coupons.

- Clunky

I enjoy using the app to order, but as another person noticed lately it is leaving my prior order in the cart instead of actually clearing it And there doesn’t seem to be a way to take a deal out. It will let me delete the food from my cart but Not the deal, so when I tried to add another deal it says there’s already one in my cart and I can’t use more than one. Even though the existing one is unavailable since I’ve already redeemed it. It’s just sitting there blocking my cart from being used for anything else and it’s completely annoying. The only other thing I would add is that drive-through staff severely need some training on how to treat app orders. Invariably they tried to hand me the food for the person behind me because they don’t apparently have a way of placing the app orders in Queue sequence With the orders being manually entered at the speaker. Depending on the location sometimes they even make me feel like a weird kind of zoo creature as if placing a mobile order is so rare and unusual that if it’s not ubereats they can’t fathom that I exist. So that’s kind of disconcerting as well.

- Good start

App works ok but is lacking features. Ordering and selecting Cash as payment should be one feature available for drive thru and inside pickup. (I understand curbside should be prepaid with credit card). Also customizing sandwiches needs more options. For example you Can’t change a plain roll to request an artisan roll. When you redeem a free beverage reward the choices should be categorized in some fashion. Right now I have to scroll through a huge list of drinks to find the one I want. Changing pickup location can be difficult. GPS location seems to be a problem. When I was sitting at a McDonald’s parking lot on New Britain CT it told me I was ordering at another McDonald’s 2 miles away instead of the one right in the parking lot I was at. Removing an entire order from shopping cart tends to be difficult. Also viewing recent and pst orders on the app lacks much detail such as time, payment method used and prices paid for each item. It’s a good start and have seen some nice improvements but more can and should be done.

- Hacked!

I’ve used the app in the past to order in the drive thru, or at the counter in various locations...sometimes it’s easier to use than at other times (perhaps due to location), however, the other day while at home I attempted to use the mobile order and pay gesture for the first went smoothly until I was informed that my iPhone (from which I placed the order) needed to be at the facility to complete the order (understandable, but not explained in the app)...(I had thought that I could place and pay for the order and have it picked u)...I cancelled the order and thought that that was done with...Unfortunately, it wasn’t done with...I received a (via email) receipt from a McDonald’s in Texas for an order that was completed at 10:44 p.m. that same evening...the issue is that neither I, nor my iPhone were in Texas...I was in eastern Iowa...can you explain that? If I couldn’t complete an order in the town that I live in, how could someone in Texas complete a purchase and charge my account!?! Not acceptable! Aside from charging my account, I’ve had to cancel my card(s) that were associated with the mode of payment...major inconvenience...

- A mixed bag of issues ~

The app needs some capabilities added. 1) when placing a mobile order, there’s nowhere that I can add Mac sauce to the sandwich I’m ordering (unless it’s a Big Mac). So I have to order at the store. 2) The location finding map needs to be changed so that a person can locate the local McDonald’s based on the area presented in the map - such as, “search area” after the user adjusts the view of the map as they want. Stop requiring ZIP Codes (nobody knows those without looking them up) and it’s so cumbersome to have to figure out the right spelling of a town, of which.... maybe I want a group of towns/cities as opposed to just 1 location. 3) There’s so many app updates !! Stop it ! Redesign the app so any updates necessary get loaded “behind the scenes”, similar to how different “local” menus get loaded in for different locations. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an app get so many updates. Are the app designers really that inept that they can’t get the bugs out. Sure, I understand that a bug or two might creep in.... at the beginning of an apps design. But come on, you do it way too frequently.

- Terrible!

Last year I loved this app and ordered from it all the time. Then all of a sudden the app started ordering things for me in the middle of the night. One morning I woke up and my McDonald’s order was already ordered and paid for. So I drove to my local McDonald’s and the employee said I placed my order at 3 am, while I was sleeping. Thought it was odd, but continued on about my day. A couple days later it happens again. Ignore it and cancel the order. But this happened for months. My McDonald’s app would order food on it own and would charge my card, so I would have no choice but to pick up the food the app ordered for me (which was the same meal over and over again). This crazy order saga stopped about a month ago. Now every time I try to use the app it won’t let me sign in any where. I’ve tried deleting the app and restarting it. Nothing. Won’t even let me make a new account (it says my email is already being used). But it won’t even let me login and says that my email is already being used. So sad to say I will never be using this app again. It’s absolutely horrible!

- Pointless app if it never works

I used to use the app all the time and it would work great and was one of my favorites. As of the last several months, it never works anymore and I encounter a new problem after finally fixing the last issue. It constantly logs me out of the app and won’t allow me to log back in via Facebook but when trying to log in via my email address, tells me I must log in using Facebook. It just keeps loading and after 10 minutes times out. I eventually made a new account with a different email so I could finally use the app again after months and it was working just fine until it then wouldn’t allow me to add my credit card for payment. Every time I put my info in it loads, then says “card not added”. So now I’m unable to put an order through rendering mobile ordering on the app completely useless. I know of others who have had the exact same issues at times also. Some days for some people it works fine, others it won’t allow you to do anything. So until these glitches get figured out, the app is useless and not worth having it take up space on my phone.

- Less convenient than actually ordering

The two main issues with this app - the gps tracking and the employees. 9 out of 10 times when I use a food ordering app it is to order and have someone else pick it up that is not myself. This is near impossible due to the app tracking you and if you try to check-in an alert will pop up saying that it “doesn’t look like I’m here”. However that if you’re “having issues” you can find a crew member and mention your order number. This is all fine and dandy however I tried to work around the “system” and have my boyfriend still pick up HIS dinner. However the employee at the drive through continued to argue with him and state they had no mobile orders and refused to take the order number and was of no help. My boyfriend tried to explain what was in the order and the employee told him to drive up and pay for the meal which I was already made to pay through the app. This leaves my boyfriend hungry, me frustrated, and the employee, well I don’t know one customer less because there was no point in my boyfriend ordering more food through them for the rest of the night.

- Meh, nice idea, very poor execution.

I love the idea of order ahead on an app. I HATE that you have to have the phone with you to pick up your order. I also cannot do curbside pick up because thenpay feature no longer works. I have to do drive thru and embarrassingly get told my payment was declined and then pay with the exact same card that wasn't processed. Last time it charges and refunded my card 17 times!!!! My bank was even confused. Now my card had a fraudulent flag on it from this app. It won't process payments correctly and therefore won't send the order in as paid. It takes longer to order on the app than it does to just go through drive thru!!!! Very poor app maintenance and execution. It worked great for the first two orders and the coupons were good. Now it took away nearly all of my coupons and won't process a payment. I've deleted it and reloaded it, added different cards to pay from, contacted customer service , etc. they need a better app or no app. 🤷🏻‍♀️ not much else to say. I'd rather just have paper coupons sent In The mail like Burger King does!

- Double charged

I would love to use this app because I have a five month old and waiting in line can be very stressful, even if it’s the drive through. But this weekend we waited for 15 minutes in the pickup location after completing our mobile order with not one word from an employee only to go inside and be told we haven’t paid so they aren’t going to give us our order. My husband showed them our credit card app (which works flawlessly), where the card had been charged, but they still made him pay again. He was told to come back after the charge posts to the credit card and they would refund him the amount. Yeah, we mobile order so we don’t have to go inside, but let me just run up there and have a 20 minute conversation with a manager to get my $4 back. Not likely and you know it. I also took the online survey about my experience, giving it a bad score, explaining why, and requesting communication back. Nothing. There’s a problem between the app and the store and McDonalds is making twice the money until they fix it, so I’m sure their incentive is quite low. Pretty sure I’d never have to pay twice at Chick Fil-a.

- Terrible app. Beware. Security issues

BEWARE! First and foremost this is one of the worst fast food apps out there. DO NOT PUT YOUR CC INFO IN THIS APP!!! First they have a security breach causing my cc info to be stolen and used across the country. Then they say that it is a top priority to recover my money. Fast forward 2 response. Thanks McDonald’s. Then another time shortly after, I do a “deal” buy a breakfast sandwich and receive a free McCafé beverage. Used Apple Pay, accepted transaction, then the app says they have a problem on their end. App says the restaurant is closed when in fact it was open. Walked in and they charged my Apple Pay for the drink too! Then let’s talk about their under trained, half English speaking, idiot staff who can’t figure out how to refund or even cancel the order and give my money back forcing me to pay for everything. Great deal. Again thanks McDonald’s! And these morons think they deserve more money per hour! What a joke. They don’t even deserve minimum wage. The deals are terrible. The app is terrible. The customer Service for the app is terrible. Not what I would expect from a player as big as them. You want a good fast food app...goto Taco Bell.

- Total crap

First problem is that the app won’t send your order to the store until you actually arrive. That makes no sense because you might as well wait in the line at the drive through. Next, due to horrible managerial practices, there’s only one person devoted to app orders. Just ask. But the drive through has the entire inside crew moving them along. If you show up after the dining room is closed no one is going to tel you that they can’t bring food to you at curbside. How do I know that? They left me there for 15 minutes while everyone on the drive through had already cycled through and were on their way eating their food. Next, the people at the store can’t refund tour money if there’s a problem with the app order. You have to file a complaint on their corporate website and wait for a regional manager to email you, and then argue with them for a while before they will agree to put you in touch with their accounting department. Then it’ll take 30-60 days to refund your money. So, after careful consideration I’ve decided this app is total crap and that I’ll not go to McDonalds for a very very very long time.

- McDonald’s is charging twice for mobile orders

This is the 2nd time in about a week that McDonalds charged my credit card twice for the same order. I placed a mail bike order and then had difficulty selecting the correct restaurant. I entered the location I wanted to use but it kept switching back to a different restaurant. Finally I was somehow able to tweak it so the order went to the correct restaurant but at the drive thru the staff worker told me my order was declined and that I would have to pay for it in person which I did; although there was no indication on the app that the payment was declined. Then we I got home I saw my credit card charged twice for the same order. And this has now happened in two separate occasions; this double dipping McDonalds is doing for the same order. I tried to contact McDonalds through the app but it looks like the contact page is so glitchy that it’s impossible to send a message (intentional I wonder?). So until they fix this problem be careful of using mobile pay and check your credit cards to make sure McDonalds isn’t ripping you out of your hard earned money by charging twice.

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The applications McDonald's was published in the category Food & Drink on 2014-10-25 and was developed by McDonald's USA [Developer ID: 703260918]. This application file size is 347.95 MB. McDonald's - Food & Drink posted on 2020-09-12 current version is 6.9.1 and works well on IOS 10.0 and high versions. Google Play ID:

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