McDonald's Slashes Prices On Big Macs, Breakfasts And More By Up to 50p
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Prices have been slashed on meal bundles and McDonald's classics like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese and six Chicken McNuggets, with a '40p reduction on Extra Value Meals menu and 30p for every Happy Meal'.
Breakfast meals will also see a 50p reduction, along with up to 30p off the price of single McMuffins. Black and white coffee will also be on offer for 99p instead of £1.39, while premium coffees like a latte or cappuccino will cost just £1.49, rather than £1.79 as usual.
McDonald's also noted that prices may vary in different locations, especially as franchisees can set their own prices and that the reductions are a recommendation.
Paul Pomroy, McDonald's CEO UK and Ireland, said: "It has been an unprecedented four months. After 45 years serving the UK, at no point did we expect to close every restaurant for any period of time.
"You may not know that in the UK, the vast majority of our 1,350 restaurants are owned and operated by individual business men and women. Our franchisees own and operate an average of six restaurants each and serve as active members in your local communities.
"Together with those franchisees and the 80,000 employees who have returned to work already, we have worked hard to return to serving your favourites in towns and cities across the country over the last four weeks.
"As ever, I am incredibly proud of the way everyone in the McDonald's system has worked together to return quickly and safely to the communities in which we operate, from farmers and suppliers right through to our restaurant teams. I am writing to you today with our response to recent announcements from the UK Government.
"Last week's package of business support from the Chancellor was a vital boost for our sector. Daily headlines on the challenges faced by retail and hospitality cause such uncertainty for so many.
"I am very grateful for the support from our franchisees, who balance the needs of their local businesses with that principle of returning their employees back to work and customer support; many of them have faced challenges while we were closed, and are working hard to recover their businesses."
McDonald's also announced it has reopened four of its restaurants across the UK and Ireland to 'test dine-in', and would be extending the pilot in the Republic of Ireland this week.
The pilot sees restaurants opening with table service only, along with a reduced capacity by as much as 70 percent in some sites to enable social distancing.
You will be able to order at the kiosk, at the till or at your table using the My McDonald's App, and your food will be brought to you.
There will also be hand-sanitising stations, floor markings and Perspex screens installed, with staff also trialling testing this week how to reopen the outside seating areas.