McDonald's to reopen for takeaways at 11 restaurants next week

The fast food giant is getting ready to open 11 more Roadchef service stations across the country for takeaway from next week.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 3:46 pm

McDonald’s has revealed they will reopen an additional 11 restaurants for takeaway service in the UK from June 17.

The Roadchef Service Stations will allow customers inside the restaurant, while maintaining social distancing, for the first time since lockdown was enforced on March 23.

McDonald’s are set to release a list of the 11 sites which will return next week.

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McDonald's on High Street in Sheffield's city centre is currently closed.

In a statement posted to social media, the fast food retailer also revealed more restaurants in high streets, towns and city centre could potentially reopen their doors from June 24.

We're getting ready to reopen for takeaway, starting with 11 Roadchef service stations next week, we'll confirm the locations nearer the time.

— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) June 9, 2020

Selected restaurants will also be testing a return of the chain’s much-missed breakfast service, which if successful, could see the McMuffin menu item make a return in sites across the UK and Ireland by July.

McDonald’s are to confirm which lucky restaurants be retailing the breakfast menu nearer the time.

The fast food restaurant said they newly opened sites will follow the safety and hygiene measures introduced in their Drivethrus and recently reopened McDelivery sites – with workers operating behind Perspex screens, wearing disposable gloves and face coverings.

A one-way system will also be constructed in physical restaurants, with floor markings indicating which direction customers should walk in to maintain social distancing.

A limited number of customers are allowed inside each restaurant at any one time, with visitors asked to use hand sanitiser on arrival.

McDonald’s reduced menu, opening hours and £25 maximum spend will also remain in place.