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McDonald's to test delivery in select Florida stores

McDonald's to test home delivery in Florida.
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You can now order a Big Mac and have it delivered to your door. If you live in Florida, that is.

McDonald's said Thursday that it will begin testing delivery services in late January. Some 200 restaurants in Orlando, Tampa and Miami will accept digital orders through the UberEATS website or mobile app.

The test comes as McDonald's is reshaping its stores to be the "experience of the future."

Last month, the company revealed that its U.S. chains would be getting major upgrades, including self-service ordering kiosks, craft burgers and table service. The company hopes to focus more on how customers order, what they order, how they pay and how they want to be served.

Delivery is the newest trend in fast food, but hiring a fleet of drivers can be a huge undertaking for chains. Companies like Olo, Uber, Postmates and DoorDash, among others, help ease the financial burden on restaurants and act as a third-party delivery service.

Still, fast food chains have been slow to adopt delivery options, but quick to develop mobile pay apps and expedited in-store pickup. McDonald's, however, has been late to the mobile pay game.

The Golden Arches announced in early November that it would be launching a mobile pay app in 2017.

Restaurants like Starbucks,Taco Bell and Domino's have already seen a bump in sales and consumer engagement because of their mobile apps, which offer order-to-pay options and loyalty programs.

McDonald's app will launch in the U.S. and select international markets, like Canada, the U.K., France and Australia in 2017 and is expected to reach as many as 25,000 restaurants worldwide by 2018.

Representatives from UberEATS did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.