McDonald's will close all of its UK stores entirely from tomorrow, it has been announced.
The fast food chain just tweeted that they have made the difficult decision to close all McDonald's restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 7pm.
This means that they will cease to operate. No Uber Eats deliveries. No collection. No Drive-Thru.
An update from McDonald’s UK and Ireland — See you soon pic.twitter.com/43moFRrWRR— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) March 22, 2020
The company statement reads: "We have taken the difficult decision to close all McDonald's restaurants in the UK by 7pm on Monday 23rd March at the latest.
"This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the well-being and safety of our employees in mind as well as in the best interests of our customers.
"We will work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from our restaurants in the coming days.
"Thank you to our brilliant employees for their hard work during this incredibly challenging time.
"We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen."
More to follow.