This is when all the UK McDonald’s drive thru restaurants are going to reopen

By Helen Johnson
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 1:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 1:42 pm
McDonald’s has been gradually reopening some of its restaurants for drive-thru and delivery as lockdown restrictions have started to ease in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

McDonald’s has been gradually reopening some of its restaurants for drive-thru and delivery as lockdown restrictions have started to ease in the UK.

But now the fast food chain has announced plans to reopen all of its drive-thru restaurants in the UK, as well as several restaurants for McDelivery.

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Here’s everything you need to know.

How many drive-thru restaurants will open?

McDonald’s will open 924 more UK drive-thru restaurants from the first week of June.

A further 75 restaurants will be added to McDonald’s McDelivery services, which can be ordered via Uber Eat or Just Eat.

In a statement on Twitter, Mcdonald’s said: Following a successful pilot, we can confirm that 924 Drive-Thru restaurants will reopen between 2nd and 4th June. We will also add 75 restaurants to McDelivery via either Uber Eats of Just Eat.”

Will my local McDonald’s open for drive-thru or delivery?

Although all drive-thru restaurants will be open by 4 June and 75 branches will be reopening for delivery, the chain hasn’t yet said which locations will be reopening on which dates.

McDonald’s said: “Through our website and social media channels, we will confirm the locations of the reopening restaurants on each morning from 2nd June.”

Which McDonald’s are already open for drive-thru?

These branches are already open for drive-thru:

Ipswich – Ranelagh RoadIpswich – RavenswoodIpswich – WhitehouseChelmsford – Regiment Business ParkHounslow – Travellers FriendSutton – Oldfields RoadNorth Cheam – Worcester ParkStrood – Commercial RoadRochester – Medway Valley ParkHerfordshire – BusheyStaines – Two Rivers Retail ParkStaines – London RoadPeterborough – Bourges BoulevardPeterborough – BoongatePeterborough – HamptonPeterborough – Morrisons, Lincoln RoadPeterborough – Eye GreenPeterborough – GlintonRochester – Medway City EstateBobbing – Sheppey WayDunstable – Luton RoadLuton Retail Park Gipsy LaneWatford – GarstonDelivery And Drive-Through:Chelmsford – RiversideChelmsford – WestwayIpswich – Cardinal ParkBoreham InterchangeLuton – LeagraveWatford – Hertfordshire ArmsLuton – Chaul End LaneBeechings WaySittingbourne Retail ParkGillingham – Bowaters

What will the social distancing measures be?

The chain explains that in order to allow for social distancing measures, they will have fewer employees in both the service areas and kitchens.

The chain added: “Our teams are adjusting to new safety and hygiene procedures, which will help them to work safely and social distance; we appreciate your continued patience.”

To aid with social distancing in kitchens, there will also be a limited menu, with the branches not serving breakfast items, wraps or shakes, and drive-thrus will only be open for reduced hours from 11am-10pm.

McDonald’s is also asking customers to make contactless payments and limit their spend to £25.

What will be on the limited menu?

The limited menu, according to the McDonald’s website, includes:

Big MacQuarter Pounder with cheeseMcChicken sandwichVegetable deluxeHamburgerCheeseburgerDouble cheeseburgerChicken McNuggetsChicken SelectsFilet-o-FishMcDonald’s friesMozzarella dippersVeggie dippersHappy Meal veggie dippersApple and grape fruit bagMcFlurry (Malteasers, Smarties, Oreo)