McDonald’s explain how different their restaurants will be when they return this week

McDonald’s has opened more drive-thrus and McDelivery services across the UK this morning and has detailed the changes it has made in order to keep staff and customers safe.

The fast food chain has announced that 168 more drive-thrus and a further 22 McDelivery services will reopen to the public today from 11am.

A post to social media this morning read: “This week we are reopening Drive Thrus and McDelivery restaurants across the UK and Ireland, tap below to find your nearest reopened restaurant.”

“If your local restaurant isn’t on the list yet, don’t worry we’ll be announcing more tomorrow.”

Whilst there are no branches confirmed to reopen in Manchester city centre, three branches in Bolton – Astley Bridge, Delph Hill and Middlebrook – have reopened this morning for both drive-thru and McDelivery.

Branches will be operating a reduced hours service from 11am – 10pm and will also be serving a reduced menu until fully back up and running.

The chain has also offered an insight into the changes made and what customers can expect when they make a trip to their local branch. A statement via the website reads: “As we open our restaurants, we will have fewer people working on each shift, and we will be introducing new measures including additional screens in our kitchens and service areas to provide a safer environment and help our teams adhere to social distancing.”

It has also introduced an encouraged maximum spend cap of £25 and asks that contactless payment methods are utilised where possible.

Customers visiting drive-thru lanes are also encouraged to browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App prior to making their trip and McDonald’s staff will then “start preparing your order when you’re near the restaurant”.

For a full list of branches currently open, you can check via the McDonald’s website here.

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