Welcome to 2010. McDonald's how grown so monolithic it can barely move.
Something is fishy about this. Location tracking is 100% not necessary in this context. Taco Bell has already mastered this with no location tracking. It is already Fast Food. It takes literally 2 minutes to prepare ones meal. No one needs a "head start" based on location tracking.At Taco Bell, you place your order with the App, and when you arrive at the Drive Thru, you're just bypassing the "talking-to-the-moron-thru-the-speaker" except to let them know you've arrived. They immediately begin making your meal and its ready as soon as you pull up to the next window. No more advance notice than that is needed.