Big Mac fans, rejoice. McDonald’s will be opening their restaurants again from next week.
The fast food chain says all of its restaurants will have reopened by 4 June, either for Drive Thru or McDelivery.
They will have a series of safety measures in place and serve a limited menu (see below).
It follows the successful opening of 44 pilot branches.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “Over the last fortnight, our employees, franchisees and suppliers have worked tirelessly to implement new procedures to enable safe working so that we can now help all parts of the UK and Ireland to enjoy the return of the Big Mac.
“With fewer employees working in our kitchens and service areas, our teams will still need your patience and support as they continue to adjust to the new ways of working.”
The six York McDonald’s restaurants are run by John Atherton.
To manage demand, he said the exact day of reopening will only be revealed on the same morning.
The city centre branch on Blake Street will reopen by Thursday 4 June for delivery only. It will be open from 11am to 10pm.
These four restaurants will reopen by Thursday, 4 June for drive-thru only, again from 11am to 10pm:
- Monks Cross
- Clifton Moor
- Bilborough and
John doesn’t have a date yet for the restaurant at York Designer Outlet.
“In the last week, on occasion, we have taken the decision to close drive thru lanes where demand has impacted local communities or the safety of our people or customers,” the McDonald’s spokesperson said.
“We will continue to work with local authorities and the police as we extend our reopening plans.”
- Capped spend in Drive Thrus at £25 per car and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods wherever possible.
- Perspex screens at Drive Thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.
- All McDonald’s employees will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work, and the company will use contactless thermometers with temperatures taken on arrival at work for every shift.
- Social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams.
- Restaurants will return with smaller teams, offering a limited menu.