May 12, 2020

Coronavirus: McDonald's expands restaurant sites to be reopened

On Wednesday, 15 restaurants will reopen for delivery only, and from 20 May, 30 drive-throughs will open, offering service to cars. For the drive-through restaurants, there will be a maximum spend of £25 per car, but customers are warned that service "Will not be as quick as you might be used to". The restaurant chain told the BBC it has placed a £25 cap on orders because of social distancing: "During our pilot phases while we test our new safety procedures, we will temporarily limit order sizes to allow us to meet customer demand as we will operate with fewer employees in our kitchens to enable social distancing." Providing additional training on cleanliness practices, including increased frequency of hand washing and extra sanitising of touch points around the restaurant. In early May, KFC said it would reopen 80 more restaurants for deliveries, after already opening 20 sites.

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