Is McDonald’s open? Drive-thru, home delivery and menu options revealed

MCDONALD’S has slowly begun to reopen a number of restaurants for drive-thru and home delivery.

But how is the fast food giant adapting to the coronavirus pandemic to best serve its customers?

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McDonald’s has undergone several changes since reopening branches in the UK, including reduced opening hours and implementing health and safety measures.

While fast food fans are delighted to have the takeway firm up and running, there are some changes they need to be aware of.

Here is a breakdown of McDonald’s drive-thru, home delivery and menu options.

What McDonald’s drive-thrus are open?

In the UK, 33 restaurants have reopened drive-thru lanes for customers, as of Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Of the 33 branches, 23 are open for drive-thru only, while 10 are open for drive-thru and delivery.

Meanwhile, in Dubin six drive thrus are open, including the Belgard Road and East Wall Road branches.

For a full list of the McDonald’s branches open for drive-thru check here.

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What McDonald’s branches are doing home delivery?

Five branches in the UK have opened for delivery only, the branches include Welling and Tooting.

However, several restaurants open for drive thru are also offering home delivery.

Orders must be a maximum of £25 and delivery delays are to be expected as McDonald’s has fewer staff to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

See below for the full list of branches providing drive thru and delivery.

What can I order off the McDonald’s menu?

Although the fast food chain is open, not all meals can be purchased from the menu.

McDonald’s has a limited menu but many fan favourites from the Big Mac to chicken nuggets are included.

Branches have been operating under temporarily reduced hours of 11am until 10pm, which means they won’t be serving breakfast options for the foreseeable future.

How is McDonald’s maintaing social distancing rules?

To keep workers safe, McDonald’s are providing staff with gloves and face masks, and perspex screens have been installed at checkouts.

Staff will also have their temperatures checked before each shift to make sure they’re fit to work.

Customers will be asked to pay for their food with card and contactless payments where possible.

Happy McDonald’s customers have got their hands on a drive-thru order

McDonald’s temporarily closed all 1,350 restaurants on March 23 due to coronavirus.

Before closing all branches, McDonald’s was still taking takeaway and drive-thru orders.

The restaurant chain had shut off seating and children’s play areas, and it also started using sticky tape to mark out boxes on floors to indicate safe distances.

Since McDonald’s reopened some of its drive thru lanes on May 20 photographs have emerged of long queues.

The fast food chain warned it may have to close drive thru lanes if queues were too long.

A spokesperson said: “We expect a high demand across all locations. We are working closely with local authorities and we may determine it is necessary to close our drive-thru lane if queues can cause disruption or put our employees or customers at risk.”

McDonald’s isn’t the only restaurant chain to start reopening.

Five Guys has reopened branches in the UK.

KFC has now reopened restaurants across the UK so fans can get their fix of fried chicken.

While Burger King branches have also started reopening.


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