McDonald’s has officially confirmed which drive thru restaurants have reopened today and it’s more news for those Up Norf.
The restaurants will be open from 11am until 10pm with a range of new measures in place.
The fast food chain confirmed that customers would notice several changes when visiting its drive thrus, one of these being a spending limit of £25 per car.
The full list reads as follows: (Drive-thru only)
Ipswich – Ranelagh Road
Ipswich – Ravenswood
Ipswich – Whitehouse
Chelmsford – Regiment Business Park
Hounslow – Traveller’s Friend
Sutton – Oldfield’s Road
North Cheam – Worcester Park
Strood – Commercial Road
Rochester – Medway Valley Leisure Park
Hertfordshire – Bushey
Staines – Two Rivers Retail Park
Staines – London Road
Peterborough – Bourges Boulevard
Peterborough – Boongate
Peterborough – Hampton
Peterborough – Morrisons
Peterborough – Glinton
Peterborough – Eye Green
Rochester – Medway City Estate
Bobbing – Sheppey Way
Dubstable – Luton Road
Luton Retail Park – Gipsy Lane
Watford – Garston
McDelivery and drive-thru
Ipswich – Cardinal Park
Luton – Leagrave
Watford – Hertfordshire Arms
Gillingham – Bowaters
A statement from Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s CEO for the UK and Ireland, reads: “There has been an incredible response to news of our reopening and we know many of you are eager for us to extend our reopening plans at a faster pace.
“The well-being of our employees, suppliers and delivery partners’ couriers is my top priority and we will only extend our plans at a pace that enables us to create a safe working environment for our teams.
“Moving in step with government guidelines, we plan to reopen all our Drive-Thrus by early June. We will keep the restaurant locator on our website updated as our Drive-Thrus reopen over the coming weeks.”
It’s not yet known when any of the McDonald’s chains in the North of England will reopen – but Mr Pomroy has asked customers to remain patience and “bare with” them.
He said: “When your local Drive-Thru does reopen, it will be different. Our service will not be as quick as you might be used to, as we adjust to smaller teams and social distancing in our kitchens.
“We expect there will be some queues for some of our busier sites and our restaurants will look different, with Perspex screens at our Drive-Thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment.
“I ask that you continue to be supportive of and patient with our restaurant teams as we slowly and safely return. We are asking all of our employees to adapt to how our restaurants now work, and will only reopen at a pace that enables them to work safely.
“As we get accustomed to the new processes and procedures, we will look to reopen more restaurants, for longer hours and reintroduce more menu items. But only when I am confident we can do so whilst maintaining the new procedures we have introduced for the protection of our people.”