Burger King, Starbucks and Pret begin to open some UK branches for takeaway

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Three major food and drink outlets are taking cautious steps to reintroduce takeaway services following a lengthy period of closure. 

Burger King, Starbucks and Pret have all begun to reopen across the country for delivery, collection and drive-thru - providing limited menus at a select number of branches.

All restaurants will be introducing new safety measures to protect staff and customers - including the use of PPE, option of contactless payments and the installation of plastic screens.

Burger King says that it will open a further 72 stores from next week - including a branch in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Starbucks is planning to relaunch as many as 150 sites from May 14.

The locations are yet to be confirmed, but you'll be able to use the store finder tool to determine if your local is serving.

Pret has also welcomed back staff to an additional 70 stores this week (on top of the open sites in London) - including the branch on Cross Street in Manchester city centre.

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Food and drink outlets are permitted to remain open during lockdown provided they adhere to government guidelines.

This trio of takeaways will likely be joined by others in the coming weeks as cafes and restaurants carefully emerge from hibernation.

Subway have also announced a phased reopening, with McDonald's restarting services at several branches in the south.

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