Hurrah! This is the news many of us have been waiting for.... McDonalds have finally released details of which 30 of their drive thrus are to reopen during the COVID-19 lockdown. No-one in the UK has been able to get their mitts on a Big Mac since they closed all branches on 23rd March 2020, but now some of you will get the chance.
Whilst McDonalds reopened 15 of their restaurants on 13th May 2020, they will remain closed to the public to enter. You will not be able to dine inside, and you'll only be able to order a McDelivery via Uber Eats and Just Eat. The My McDonalds app will not be in operation.
The 15 McDonalds UK restaurants that reopened on 13th May 2020 were:
- Chelmsford Riverside
- Chelmsford Westway
- Luton George Street
- Gillingham Bowaters
- Gillingham Beechings Way
- Sittingbourne Retail Park
- Chaul End Land, Luton
- Watford Hertfordshire Arms
- Luton Leagrave
- Boreham Interchange
- Ipswich Cardinal Park
These restaurants will run a reduced menu, and no breakfast items or milkshakes will be available during this time.
McDonalds Drive-Thrus Reopen
McDonald's is to reopen 30 drive-through restaurants from 20th May, the fast food chain has announced. It has yet to reveal the location of the drive-through sites that will reopen. The drive thru service resumes at another 30 sites in the UK and Ireland for drive-through customers only on Wednesday 20th May 2020.
McDonald's said it planned to reopen all of its drive-through sites by early June, in line with government coronavirusguidelines.
The amount customers can spend will be capped to £25 per car and you will be asked to use contactless payment.
The chain had already announced safety measures including contactless
thermometers for staff, Perspex screens and protective equipment. There will also be a reduced menu and reduced opening hours.