It was announced tonight that McDonald's will close down all of its UK and Ireland restaurants from tomorrow.
The fast food chain announced the news on twitter that they are to completely shut down their UK and Ireland restaurants – meaning that Uber Eats deliveries, collection and Drive-Thru's will no longer be operational.
The news is likely to spark similar moves from other big fast food chains as extreme measures continue to be implemented amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's what you need to know
All McDonald's restaurants will shut down at 7pm tomorrow (Monday 23rd March).
The fast food company revealed that all of its 1,350 stores in UK and Ireland will be closing in a bid to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
The fast food company said: "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."
This means that all of the remaining foods in their UK restaurants will be provided to local community groups to help feed those in desperate need.
The chain’s annual Monopoly promotion had also recently been paused until later in the year.
When will McDonald's open again?
It is likely that the restaurants will stay closed for the next 12 weeks however this has not been confirmed and it is currently unknown as to when they will open their doors again.
Touching on this, McDonald's said: "We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen."
More to follow.