McDonald's will reopen 975 more UK branches next week

The future of McDonald’s: £25 limit per car at drive-thrus , plastic screens at counters and staff getting daily temperature checks – as fast food giant announces 975 branches will reopen next week

  • McDonald’s will announce which restaurants are reopening from next Tuesday
  • Drive-thrus and deliveries will reopen between Tuesday and Thursday 
  • Customers will have a £25 cap on their orders, with a smaller menu in place  

McDonald’s has announced nearly 1,000 more restaurants will reopen for drive-thrus or deliveries from next week.  

Customers face a £25 cap on their orders, while each franchise has been asked to make sure its staff are fit and able to work, following nearly two months of lockdown measures.

From next Tuesday McDonald’s will begin announcing the restaurants that have reopened. By Thursday, 975 franchises will have reopened. 

More McDonald’s restaurants will reopen from next week, previous drive-thru reopenings have sparked long queues, including in Sutton last week

A McDonald’s spokesman said: ‘We can today announce that by 4th June, 1019 of our restaurants will have reopened, either for Drive Thru or McDelivery. This means every Drive Thru in the UK and Ireland will reopen between Tuesday and Thursday next week and we will start to expand the availability of McDelivery too.

‘This is only possible following the hard work of the teams in our 44 pilot restaurants. Over the last fortnight, our employees, franchisees and suppliers have worked tirelessly to implement new procedures to enable safe working so that we can now help all parts of the UK and Ireland to enjoy the return of the Big Mac.

‘With fewer employees working in our kitchens and service areas, our teams will still need your patience and support as they continue to adjust to the new ways of working. 

‘Face coverings, gloves, Perspex screens and new safety and hygiene processes mean it will look different, it will take a little longer and as we have seen in the pilot restaurants, we expect demand will be high. Please bear with us, we will continue to put our people first – their safety is our priority.

‘In the last week, on occasion, we have taken the decision to close Drive Thru lanes where demand has impacted local communities or the safety of our people or customers. We will continue to work with local authorities and the police as we extend our reopening plans. With smaller teams, we will still be offering a limited menu over reduced hours, and we ask that you make contactless payments and limit your spend to £25.

‘We are continuing to review these measures as we reopen, but for now, these restrictions remain in place to help our employees, customers and delivery partner couriers to remain safe.

‘To manage the anticipated demand, we will release the locations of the reopening restaurants on the morning of each day.’

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