McDonald’s has announced the 15 restaurants that will open for delivery as the restaurant resumes its service in the coronavirus lockdown.
Customers in some areas will be able to order McDonald’s deliveries from next Wednesday as the food chain begins the process of returning to normal in the COVID-19 crisis. McDonald’s closed all of its 1,270 UK restaurants on 23 March.
In a tweet, McDonald’s revealed that the restaurants will be serving local customers by McDelivery only from 11am on 13 May.
The sites will offer a limited menu, with no breakfast offer, for delivery only between 11am and 10pm and there will be added safety measures in place.
We are pleased to confirm the 15 restaurants we will open for McDelivery only from 13th May. pic.twitter.com/WkGsAjg83M
— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) May 5, 2020
The restaurants are largely clustered in and around London, and include three restaurants in Luton, two in Chelmsford, and one in Ipswich.
Sites in Tooting, Dalston, Welling and Harrow, Watford and Gillingham are also set to be reopened next week.
Before they open, the restaurants will undergo deep-cleaning with floor markings and Perspex screens installed.
The company will work with Just Eat and Uber Eats to deliver food to customers' doors.
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McDonald’s hopes to open more of its restaurants for delivery after the initial roll-out.
The company said on Twitter: “We are operating a trial of 15 restaurants for a couple of weeks and we do hope to start expanding this trial very soon.
“As soon as we do, we will let you know through our usual communication channels or please do feel free to check again with us at a later date.”
Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's in the UK and Ireland, said last week: "We are working hard to reopen more restaurants. Slowly, but safely we will return.
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"When we return it will be different as we all adjust to this new normal. I want to apologise in advance if our first wave of reopened restaurants does not serve your area.
"Rest assured, we are working hard to reopen more restaurants, but I am adamant this must be at the right pace with the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers front of mind.”
McDonald’s restaurants reopening for delivery on 13 May:
1. Chelmsford Riverside
2. Chelmsford Westway
3. Ipswich Cardinal Park
4. Boreham Interchange
5. Luton Leagrave
6. Watford Hertfordshire Arms
7. Chaul End Lane, Luton
8. Beechings Way, Gillingham
9. Sittingbourne Retail Park
10. Gillingham Bowaters
15. Luton George Street