McDonald’s is to reopen for walk-in takeaway later this month, the fast food giant has confirmed.
The fast food chain ‘s fans will be able to walk into restaurants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for a takeaway from Monday, February 22.
Customers will be able to enter premises to order food and take away for consumption, in a major change from its current strict regulations.
The fast food chain has recently announced a menu shake-up, with Katsu McNuggets being axed from the menu – alongside one of its McFlurries.
Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s chief executive for UK and Ireland 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.
“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 to restaurants.”
“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.”
He 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.”
He continued: “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.”