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When you decide that you are going to dine out, the best part of all is choosing delivery. Who doesn’t love to sit in their house and wait for food to arrive? That’s a little thing that we like to call living the sweet life.

Unfortunately, McDonald’s, Domino’s, and other eateries are running into a small problem. There is a current labor shortage that is causing many of them to have longer delivery times.

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This is something that we have all had to adjust to. However, it can still be a major heartbreak when your delivery times get delayed. The same goes for when we arrive at the drive-thru, only to be greeted by a sign about the lack of workers who are available. Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison spoke out about the current issues in an earnings call.

“With the challenges that we’ve had in staffing, we haven’t made the service gains and improvements that I would like to see here in 2021,” he said, according to Food & Wine. The delivery times, in Allison’s own words, “are a big area of focus for us as we look going forward.”

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There’s not a lot that can be done at the moment, though. We are just going to have to bear with these locations as they try their best to find new staffers. In some cases, the labor shortage is even affecting pricing. Some McDonald’s customers may have noticed that their orders are costing a bit more these days.

Even Chipotle and Domino’s have not been immune, so we are not surprised to hear about McDonald’s. One of the primary areas of discussion has been about increasing efficiency in the restaurants themselves.

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“We are spending a lot of time looking at how we can get more efficient in our stores. And frankly, how we can deliver better delivery times with the same or, in some cases, even fewer drivers,” said Allison, as Food & Wine reported.

So there you have it!