Starting in 2017, customers will be able to order Big Macs, Egg McMuffins, and other McDonald's favorites on their phones. Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Chipotle have already adopted the technology, so McDonald's is really just trying to catch up. The service will roll out in the US, reports Business Insider, as well as select international locations including in Australia, Canada, France, and the UK. http://joseph._.rivero / Via instagram.com While the fast-food chain hasn't announced out exactly how it'll work, it did launch an app in October 2015 that allows people to browse menus and find nearby locations. The update might simply add the ability to order ahead of time and skip lines to pick up your food. This means less time spent waiting and more time spent inhaling Chicken McNuggets. Consumerist Dot Com / Via flic.kr The update is likely aimed at the 70% of McDonald's customers who order via drive-thru. By 2018, the mobile technology will be available at 20,000–25,000 restaurants worldwide. Kari / Via flic.kr The chain also announced ordering kiosks and tableside service earlier this month. Vanessa Wong for BuzzFeed News Also, a Nutella burger. And while it's not life-changing news, order-and-pay will make it easy to order our favorite junk food anytime, anywhere — and that's something to celebrate. drunkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk @SkunkFarts I just had an AMAZING salad at McDonalds. The toppings I chose were 4 big macs & 10 chicken mc nuggets with 9 sweet & sour packs as dressing Wed Jul 27 18:43:21 UTC+0000 2011 Reply Retweet Favorite Big Mac salads are my favorite kinds of salads.