McDonald's UK / Ireland

All 1,000 units open in June

McDonald's UK plans to reopen all of its approximately 1,000 stores with take-away and delivery offers by 4 June.
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McDonald's UK plans to reopen all of its approximately 1,000 stores with take-away and delivery offers by 4 June.

McDonald's will reopen all of its approximately 1,000 locations in the UK and Ireland for drive-through and delivery by June 4. Queues like in France or Switzerland, where guests had to wait up to seven hours for their orders, are to be eliminated.

According to McDonald's UK, the company is working closely with local authorities and police in the UK and Ireland for the re-launch after almost two months of closure. This includes the development of a comprehensive hygiene catalogue.
According to this, McDonald's employees are protected from customers by Plexiglas panels on the drive-through windows and from their colleagues in the kitchens by Plexiglas panels. The company has also introduced a physical distancing requirement within the restaurants, as well as floor markings in each branch.

With protective equipment

Every worker will be checked for his temperature with a contactless thermometer upon arrival and will be given protective equipment such as masks and gloves, McDonald's told.

The menu is limited, the breakfast offer is to be waived. Guests are also requested to use contactless payment methods. In addition, spending is limited to £25 per vehicle.

Restaurants were closed in the UK from 24 March following a government decision, only dishes for pick-up or delivery were allowed. As a result of the relaxation, several chains have now opened locations. Burger King is currently reopening Guardian about 20 restaurants per week.

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