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McDonald's To Reopen Some UK Stores In May

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McDonald's To Reopen Some UK Stores In May

McDonald's is the latest fast-food chain to start re-opening its stores after being forced to close during coronavirus lockdown.

Fifteen stores will initially open from 13 May - for deliveries only - and will be operating a reduced menu, much like many of the company's major rivals.

As with other chains, McDonald's' main priority is to keep customers and staff safe, meaning that workers will be given gloves and masks, and will be required to take temperature tests before each shift.

Come to mama. Credit: PA
Come to mama. Credit: PA
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Perspex screens, sanitising stations and new social distancing procedures will also be introduced as the chain continues the contact-free collections and drop-offs that were stopped back in March.

For the time being, you'll only be able to order through UberEats and JustEat, not the McDonald's app, and there is likely to be a delivery fee - it'll be worth every penny though.

Although there's no word yet on which restaurants will be reopening, bosses have said a list will be put out closer to the relaunch date.

Opening hours will also be reduced, meaning restaurants will serve between 11am and 10pm - looks like that lockdown Maccies breakfast will have to wait.

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The menu items that WILL be available are as follows:

Main Menu:

  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger
  • Double Cheeseburger
  • Big Mac
  • Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  • McChicken Sandwich
  • Filet-O-Fish
  • Chicken McNuggets
  • Chicken Selects

Sides & Desserts:

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  • Fries
  • Mozzarella Dippers
  • Core McFlurry (Oreo, Maltesers, Smarties)
  • Fruit Bag

Drinks:

  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Coke Zero
  • Fanta
  • Sprite
  • Oasis
  • Black Coffee
  • White Coffee
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Flat White
  • Tea
  • Orange Juice
  • Fruit Shoot
  • Water
  • Happy Meal Water

Happy Meal Variants:

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  • Happy Meal - Hamburger
  • Happy Meal - Cheeseburger
  • Happy Meal - 4 Nuggets

So that's good news, eh?

Paul Pomroy, McDonald's CEO for the UK and Ireland, added: "The last few weeks have been difficult for all of us and I hope you, your friends and your families are staying safe. We are very grateful to those of you who have taken a moment to share messages and stay in touch.

"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.

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"Rest assured, we are working hard to reopen more restaurants, but I am adamant this must be at the right pace with the well-being of our employees, suppliers and customers front of mind. Thank you for your patience.

"Slowly, but safely we will return to towns and cities across the UK and Ireland and thank you for your continued support as we work through this crisis. We will continue to keep you updated via email, our website and our social media channels.

"In the meantime, stay safe and we will see you soon."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, McDonald's

Amelia Ward
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