Burger King advises customers to order from McDonald's

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Burger King has shocked customers by asking them to place orders at McDonald's and other fast-food outlets in a bid to save jobs in the restaurant industry.

The British arm of the global company asked consumers to help local fast-food chains during the second major lockdown mandated in the country to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

'We never expected us to ask you to do that but restaurants that are literally employing thousands of people need your help right now.

Many have stressed that independent entrepreneurs and restaurant owners may need more help than global chains.

Under the new restrictions, which take effect at midnight on Thursday, pubs are allowed to offer takeaways and delivery services but can't deliver alcohol or offer a seat service.

Hospitality has been one of the most heavily hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the Nationwide lockout.

The hospitality sector in the UK has been strongly affected by the pandemic and the situation is likely to get worse by new restrictions starting on November 5.

One week on from restaurants opening again after closing on July 4 for the first time, a Statisica report on the coronavirus effects on hospitality reveals that the number of diners dining in restaurants still fell by 45 per cent.