NORTH TAMPA — Drivers in and around Carrollwood are sampling something new for McDonald's: delivery service.
The fast-food giant rolled out the fledgling program this spring at eight local restaurants, six in northern Hillsborough, said Bob Conigliaro of Casper Co., the local McDonald's franchisee.
They've done little advertising on the new service, Conigliaro said. So far, it has been word-of-mouth and signs posted in participating restaurants and on the vehicles.
"When people see our vehicles, an abundant amount of people will pull up alongside, roll down the window and say 'You're kidding me! McDonald's delivers?' " he said.
The participating restaurants are at 17775 N Dale Mabry Highway, 15698 N Dale Mabry Highway, 10410 N Dale Mabry Highway, 926 W Fletcher Ave., 2205 E Fletcher Ave., 11707 N 56th St., 4443 W Kennedy Blvd. and 1661 Fourth St. S in St. Petersburg.
Delivery hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. No minimum purchase is required. For more information or to place an order, call (813) 769-4966, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit mcdonalds2u.com.