By Rachael Grealish
If you’ve been missing your Big Mac, but didn’t live near one of the open stores, fear not, McDonald’s has announced all its UK Drive Thru’s will be reopening from June 4, 2020.
A spokesperson for the fast food empire said all 1019 Drove Thru’s in the UKand Ireland will be open between Tuesday and Thursday next week thanks to ‘hard work’ of their teams.
The statement read: “We can today announce that by June 4, 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.”
In the statement it continued to say new safety procedures have been put in place, including: Perspex screens, face coverings and gloves.
“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,” the spokesperson continued, “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.”
But if you were ready to splurge and fill your car with your favourite treats you might have to pace yourself as there will be a £25 spend limit as they ask people to pay via contactless payments.
“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,” it was stated.
“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.”