McDonald's to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru next week

McDonald's to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru next week

MCDONALD'S plans to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru and delivery from June 2.

It comes as the fast food chain reopened 39 branches for drive thru last week.

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McDonald's made the first 15 restaurants available for delivery in mid-May, after it shut all branches on March 22 due to coronavirus.

But it's gradually now coming back to business, to the delight of Maccies fans.

In total, McDonald's has so far reopened 44 branches, of which five are delivery only, 29 drive-thru only and 10 available as both.

But between June 2 and June 4, McDonald's will reopen 51 more branches for delivery only and 924 for drive-thru only.

It means that 1,019 of its 1,428 restaurants in the UK and Ireland will have reopened, including all drive-thrus.

Which McDonald's are open for drive-thru and delivery?

MCDONALD'S has revealed a full list of restaurants that are open for drive-thru, delivery, or both.

Drive-thru only

  • Ipswich (Ranelagh Road)
  • Ipswich (Ravenswood)
  • Ipswich (Whitehouse)
  • Chelmsford (Regiment Business Park)
  • Travellers Friend (Hounslow)
  • Oldfields Road (Sutton)
  • North Cheam (Sutton)
  • Strood (Commercial Road)
  • Medway Valley Park (Rochester)
  • Medway City Estate (Rochester)
  • Bushey (Hertfordshire)
  • Staines (Two Rivers Retail Park)
  • Staines (London Road)
  • Peterborough (Boongate)
  • Peterborough (Glinton)
  • Peterborough (Hampton)
  • Peterborough (Morrisons)
  • Peterborough (Bourges Boulevard)
  • Peterborough (Eye Green)
  • Bobbing (Sheppey Way)
  • Dunstable (Luton Road)
  • Luton Retail Park (Gipsy Lane)
  • Watford (Garston)

Delivery and drive-thru

  • Chelmsford (Riverside)
  • Chelmsford (Westway)
  • Ipswich (Cardinal Park)
  • Boreham Interchange
  • Luton (Leagrave)
  • Luton (Chaul End Lane)
  • Watford (Hertfordshire Arms)
  • Beechings Way
  • Sittingbourne
  • Gillingham (Bowaters)

Delivery only

  • Tooting
  • Dalston
  • Welling
  • Harrow
  • Luton (George Street)

Of the already reopened drive-thrus, 24 of those will next week also be available for delivery.

McDonald's hasn't released the list of the ones reopening next week yet, but said it'll share the locations on the morning of each day.

The fast food chain had previously said it'll open all drive-thrus by June.

If you're planning on visiting a drive-thru, you can now also pre-order your food for collection via the My McDonald's app.

It could come in handy to speed up the order process, as some Maccies fans said they had to wait two hours to get their food.

McDonald's has also introduced a spending limit of £25 on Uber Eats and at drive-thrus to try and control the high number of orders.

This spending limit doesn't include the delivery fee when ordering from Uber Eats.

Dining areas will remain closed to the public in the reopened branches, so you can't sit inside and eat.

To help keep staff safe in reopened stores, all workers have been given gloves and face masks, plus they'll be required to have temperature checks before starting their shift.

Perspex screens have also been installed in kitchen areas to help maintain social distances.

Customers are being asked to pay with card and contactless payments where possible.

If you can't wait to still your Maccies cravings, keep in mind that it's currently operating a limited menu due to social distancing measures in the kitchen.

What items are included on the reduced McDonald's menu?

MCDONALD'S is currently running a reduced menu.

Here's what's being sold:

Main Menu:

  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger
  • Double Cheeseburger
  • Big Mac
  • Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  • McChicken Sandwich
  • Filet-O-Fish
  • Chicken McNuggets
  • Chicken Selects
  • Vegetable Deluxe
  • Veggie Dippes

Sides & Desserts:

  • Fries
  • Mozzarella Dippers
  • Core McFlurry (Oreo, Maltesers, Smarties)
  • Fruit Bag

Drinks:

  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Coke Zero
  • Fanta
  • Sprite
  • Oasis
  • Black Coffee
  • White Coffee
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Flat White
  • Tea
  • Orange Juice
  • Fruit Shoot
  • Water
  • Happy Meal Water

Happy Meal Variants:

  • Happy Meal – Hamburger
  • Happy Meal – Cheeseburger
  • Happy Meal – Four Nuggets
  • Happy Meal – Veggie Dippers

This still includes fan favourites such as Big Macs and McNuggets – but sadly there are no breakfast options.

Again, this is down to fewer staff and also restaurants operating under reduced hours of 11am until 10pm.

Previously, McDonald's breakfast would be served until 11am.

Last week, McDonald's promised that McMuffins will come back soon.

McDonald's was flooded with orders when it reopened its first 15 restaurants since the coronavirus lockdown.

The high demand left some customers missing out, with some diners complaining that they couldn't place an order on Uber Eats.

McDonald's had previously warned that deliveries will take longer than usual.

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