McDonald's to reopen restaurants for walkable takeaways later this month

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

McDonald's announced it is to reopen its restaurants to make them accessible for takeaways before the end of the month.

The fast food giant voluntarily closed its doors to everyone but drive-through customers when Britain receded into the no-fly zone, but is due to reopen on Monday 22 February.

The restaurant closed early in the third closure and remained open to traffic and deliveries.

Paul Pomroy, chief executive officer of McDonald's UK and Ireland says: 'This week, a small number of restaurants will trial reopening walk-in takeaway with enhancements in place, with the plan to reopen the majority of restaurants for walk-in takeaway across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland from Monday, February 22.

Customers can also enjoy a Big Mac that's been described as being "the same ingredients as a Big Mac, just bigger and better."

Increased security measures will be introduced at all restaurants to protect clients and workers, while the more transmittable 'UK variant' of coronavirus remains common.

Paul Pomroy, McDonald's "UK and Ireland boss said:" A month ago, we made a voluntary decision to temporarily close walk-in snack bars while reviewing our security measures to ensure that they reflect the evolving nature of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Under the laws introduced by the Scottish Government, this item can only be taken from a service hatch at home or from a "off-the-shelf place" such as a table on the door.