McDonalds drive-thru to reopen today

Henrietta Brewer
June 3, 2020

McDonalds posted a link for customers to find the nearest open Drive-Thru on Twitter.

McDonald's has reopened two restaurants in Northern Ireland for drive-thru and delivery for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began.

Fastfood fans could be in for a treat tomorrow as all McDonald's drive-thrus across the United Kingdom and Ireland are set to reopen by Thursday, June 4.

The company said it was now aiming to reopen 1,000 of its drive-thru or delivery outlets by Thursday.

A spokesperson for McDonald's said: "We are glad to be back but it will look a little different and may take a little longer, so please bear with us".

McDonald's and its franchisees are working closely with An Garda Síochána, and may determine that it is necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk.

McDonald's has said there will be no breakfast items and a more limited menu, plus reduced opening hours.

McDonald's staff are adjusting to new procedures which may lead to delays, including social distancing in kitchens and service areas.

Social distancing in kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams.

The company said on Twitter that 168 Drive-Thrus across the United Kingdom would be open from 11am on Tuesday, with a further 22 restaurants open for delivery.

Perspex screens at drive-thru windows have been installed and employees will be wearing protective equipment.

Staff will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and contactless thermometers will be used to take employee temperatures on arrival for every shift. Customers will need to make contactless payments and limit their spend to £25.

Last week the company said that it would reveal the locations of the restaurants that were to open their doors on the day of each reopening to help manage demand.

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