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Mcdonald’s Announce Initial Phases of Reopening!

by Kloe Forster

Guys – we don’t want to excite you too much… but Mcdonald’s are unveiling plans to reopen!

Currently all Mcdonald’s chains are closed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

But today, the fast food favourite announced plans to re-open stores on May 13th.

15 stores across the UK and Ireland (exact locations are to be confirmed next week) will open for delivery.

In a statement, Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald’s in the UK and Ireland, said:

“We are working hard to reopen more restaurants… Slowly, but safely we will return.”

However, we hasten to add that there will be only be a limited menu, and no breakfast will be on offer.

Mr Pomroy said: “When we return it will be different as we all adjust to this new normal. I want to apologise in advance if our first wave of reopened restaurants does not serve your area.

“Rest assured, we are working hard to reopen more restaurants, but I am adamant this must be at the right pace with the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers front of mind,” he said.

Mcdonalds use Uber Eats and Just Eat for their takeaway deliveries. Paul Pomroy said in his statement: ‘We are working with our delivery partners in Uber Eats and Just Eat to ensure the wellbeing of our delivery drivers as well as our employees. Perspex screens, sanitising stations and new social distancing procedures will be introduced as we continue the contact free collections and drop offs we closed with back in March.’

You can see the full details of the new menu here.

Their announcement follows a shelving of plans from bakery chain Greggs who had said they planned branch reopenings next week. Our favourite sausage roll supplier said they were fearful of “the risk that excessive numbers of customers” may visit stores.

Earlier this week, the bakery chain had announced plans to reopen 20 stores in the Newcastle upon Tyne area on a trial basis. But it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer to get our pastry fix!


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