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Hundreds Of Diners Form Mile-Long Queue To McDonald's Drive-Thru

Hundreds Of Diners Form Mile-Long Queue To McDonald's Drive-Thru

After weeks of lockdown, McDonald's appears to be returning to some kind of 'normality', with more than 1,000 of its restaurants reopening for delivery and takeaway this week.

And it would seem that customers are pretty excited to get their hands on a cheeky Maccies once again, with hundreds of diners lining up to form a mile-long queue outside a store in Wiltshire.

Footage has been shared showing dozens of cars clogging up the A36 in Salisbury this morning (3 June), waiting to place their order.

This comes as the fast food chain opened its window hatches (doesn't have the same ring as 'doors') to customers at 665 locations for Drive-Thru and a further 65 restaurants for McDelivery on 2 and 3 June.

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And this is set to rise even further, with hundreds more restaurants set to reopen later this week.

However, there will be a series of changes in places - new measures for staff and customers include:

  • Fewer employees in the kitchens to enable the teams to social distance and work safely
  • A limited menu (no breakfast or Shakes for now) and reduced hours (11am-10pm)
  • Customers are encouraged to use contactless payment methods and cap their spend at £25
  • For those visiting the Drive Thrus, customers can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald's App - they'll start preparing your order when you're near the restaurant

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Huge Line Of Cars Queue For McDonald's After Drive Thru Reopens
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Announcing the development, which is being rolled out this week, a McDonald's spokesperson said: "We can today announce that by 4th June, 1,019 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."

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In its statement, McDonald's also asked for customers' 'patience and support' as restaurants open with fewer employees, who will have to 'adjust to the new ways of working'.

McDonald's also said it is continuing to review these measures as reopening is rolled out.

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Topics: Food, Interesting, Coronavirus

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]