McDonald’s reopens 571 branches for delivery TODAY with customers able to order food using takeaway apps Just Eat and Uber Eats
- McDonald’s has reopened 571 branches for takeaway through online services
- Fast food chain plans to open for walk-in services in some locations next week
- Confirmed last week a trial of its breakfast menu will take place from June 24
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
McDonald’s has reopened 571 branches for delivery today with customers able to order food using takeaway apps Just Eat and Uber Eats.
The fast food chain has reopened 1,000 restaurants for Drive-Thru or McDelivery over the past four weeks, as coronavirus restrictions put in place in March were slowly eased.
This morning, McDonald’s opened its kitchens in 571 new locations for delivery, while outlining plans for walk-in takeaway and click and collect services to resume in some branches.
Those who wish to order from McDonald’s will still have to choose from a limited menu, however, with a £25 spending limit and reduced hours in place.
McDonald’s has reopened 571 branches for delivery today with customers able to order food using takeaway apps Just Eat and Uber Eats (Pictured: Queues in Derby)
The fast food chain also confirmed a trial of its breakfast service will begin in a small number of restaurants from June 24, with the aim to roll out nationwide in July.
CEO Paul Romroy said: ‘Over the last four weeks, we have carefully reopened over 1,000 restaurants for Drive-thru or McDelivery, only progressing to new channels and more restaurants when we were confident that we could provide a safe working environment for our people.
‘Following a closed test in London last month, I am pleased to confirm that we will begin reopening for takeaway and click and collect.’
On June 17, 11 Roadchef service station locations will welcome motorway users back inside restaurants for the first time since March.
This will roll out to high streets, towns and city centres from June 24.
STOURBRIDGE: Cars queue to be served at a McDonald’s Drive Thru in Stourbridge on June 4
HUDDERSFIELD: An aerial shot shows cars circling a McDonald’s in Huddersfield on June 3
McDonald’s has also outlined a series of safety measures which will be put in place inside restaurants when they welcome back customers later this month.
These include a one-way system around the eatery, alongside a cap on the number of people allowed inside at once to adhere to social distancing measures.
There will also be less self-order screens available, and customers are asked to visit the store alone to collect their food.
Seating areas, toilets and lifts will also remain closed and customers will be encouraged to order food through the My McDonald’s App prior to arrival.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE: A complex queuing system was set up at a McDonald’s in Weston-super-Mare on June 2
In Wolverhampton last week, furious onlookers slammed queuing drivers who refused to move out of the way for an ambulance with blue flashing lights
There was chaos across the country last week as the fast food giant reopened hundreds of restaurants for orders via McDelivery or one of 923 drive-thrus.
Customers were seen queuing for hours to get their hands on a Big Mac, with cars blocking off emergency vehicles in some locations.
In Wolverhampton, furious onlookers slammed queuing drivers who refused to move out of the way for an ambulance with blue flashing lights.
Tia-anne Sterling shared footage of the emergency vehicle battling to get through traffic, writing: ‘I am absolutely appalled to see how selfish people are. No one is letting these ambulances through. I feel sick.
‘Imagine if this was an ambulance for a loved one, or someone close to you! What has the world come to.’
With breakfast back, what will be included in McDonalds’ limited menu?
Quarter Pounder with Cheese
The breakfast menu (in a few weeks)
Sides & Desserts:
McFlurry (Oreo, Maltesers, Smarties)
No milkshakes or smoothies
No chicken wraps
There are no promotional items, such as the Big Tasty Range
No carrot stick bags, apple pies or muffins
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