Just Eat has agreed to become a nationwide with McDonald’s in the UK and Ireland.

The deal is not believed to affect McDonalds’ existing relationship with Uber Eats, with Just Eat becoming a “second exclusive” delivery partner for the fast food group.

The announcement was made in a full year trading update for 2019, where Just Eat said it expected to report underlying EBITDA of around £200m, group orders of 254m and revenue of approximately £1bn.

UK order growth in 2019 was 8%, while order growth in other markets during Q4 followed similar trends to those seen in Q3 2019, with good momentum in Australia, Italy and Switzerland and continued strong growth in Canada.

The McDelivery partnership will be implemented during 2020, and also follows the announcement of a partnership with Greggs

Peter Duffy, Just Eat’s Interim CEO, said: “We are pleased to confirm uEBITDA towards the top end and revenue broadly in line with the guidance range we provided at the start of 2019, notwithstanding the significant developments during the year.

“We are delighted to announce that we have agreed to partner in the UK and Ireland with McDonald’s. This partnership, along with our recently announced relationship with Greggs, will require significant investment but will accelerate our growth ambitions and enhance our market position by offering our customers the widest choice available.”