Booze delivery co uses McDonald's to promote
posted on 1st February 2017
An Auckland home delivery company which offers to collect fast food as long as you order alcohol as well is has been taken to task for using McDonald's images on its website without permission. Alcohol abuse watchdogs have expressed concern about the service. The' On The Rocks' website reportedly has no age identification check and lists a number of fast food options that can be ordered, including kebabs, pizza and McDonald's.
A McDonald's spokesman said it was not aware On The Rocks would be delivering its food.
"Aside from Menulog, which is part of our home delivery trial in New Lynn and Glenfield, we don't have any formal relationship with delivery companies," the spokesman said.
He said On The Rocks was using McDonald's images on its website without permission.
"While businesses are able to offer the delivery service, they are not allowed to use our trademarks in their marketing.
"Typically we would ask businesses using our trademarks without our permission to stop doing so," the spokesman said.
The spokesman said he was not aware of any other company selling alcohol alongside McDonald's in New Zealand.