McDonald's will reopen their restaurants for walk-in takeaways

McDonald’s will reopen their restaurants for walk-in takeaways later this month after they were closed at start of third Covid lockdown

  • McDonald’s doors will reopen on Monday, February 22 for takeaway orders 
  • Customers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can pick up food in person 
  • The restaurant will also introduce new safety measures and regulations 

McDonald’s announced today that it will reopen their restaurants for walk-in takeaways later this month.

The fast food chain said they will be reopening their doors for customers from February 22.

The restaurant closed to walk ins at the start of the third lockdown, and stayed open for drive-thru and deliveries.

McDonald’s chief executive for UK and Ireland, Paul Pomroy, said: ‘A month ago we made the voluntary decision to temporarily close walk-in takeaway while we reviewed our safety measures to ensure they reflect the evolving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.

McDonald’s announced it is scrapping the Katsu Chicken Curry McNuggets from tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9

‘Working closely with third party safety expert NSF International, we identified a small number of changes to further enhance our procedures, and we are currently in the process of rolling these out.

‘This week, a small number of our restaurants will trial reopening walk-in takeaway with these 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.

‘Due to government restrictions, we are unable to reopen takeaway in Scotland at this time.’

The fast-food chain will also be introducing new safety measures for when it reopens including visors for employees, revised guidance and redevised courier flow in restaurants.

Customers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be able to pick up food in person from Monday, February 22

Mr Pomroy added: ‘New safety measures being introduced include visors as well as face coverings for customer facing employees, revised guidance and processes for our couriers to support their safe working and enhanced processes for managing customer and courier flow in restaurants.

‘Once again, we would like to thank our franchisees, managers and employees for their ongoing commitment in supporting and implementing all of our updated procedures.

‘The wellbeing of our people, as well as our suppliers, couriers and our customers remains our top priority, and we are confident the new processes in place will further enhance our already robust safety measures.’

However, customers will not be able to pick up some of their favourite items as McDonald’s announced it is scrapping the Katsu Chicken Curry McNuggets from tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9.

Other items being scrapped include The Big Tasty and the Galaxy Salted Caramel McFlurry.

But it is not all bad news as new additions will include Homestyle Crispy Chicken and Mozzarella Dippers.

Customers can also pig out with a Grand Big Mac which is described as ‘the same ingredients as a Big Mac, just bigger and better’.

The new items will be available from Wednesday, February 10 until March 23.

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