Six McDonalds restaurants reopen their doors in Dublin

Daniel Fowler
May 22, 2020

The fast food giant has today confirmed that it will reopen all of its drive-thrus by the beginning of next month.

According to McDonald's, the drive-thru services are due to run from 11am to 10pm every night. Indeed, police had to get involved in Peterborough to help control the flow of cars at the Boongate restaurant.

Earlier today, McDonald's confirmed the six outlets chosen to reopen for the first time since March. "The road was not closed and officers assisted while McDonald's staff reassessed their drive-thru policy to deal with demand".

People were happy to queue to get their hands on a Maccies.

McDonald's aims to open all "drive-thrus" in Ireland and the United Kingdom in early June.

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Social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams.

· Perspex screens at Drive Thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.

The restaurants at East Wall, Artane, Nutgrove, Tallaght, Kylemore Road and Malahide Road have all reopened - but they are drive-thru only and there is a limited menu in place.

But following yesterday's partial reopening, which sparked anger from fast food lovers in the north of England, McDonald's has now told the Sun it is planning on reopening the rest of its 1,300 United Kingdom restaurants. "But only when I am confident we can do so whilst maintaining the new procedures we have introduced for the protection of our people".

The chain plans to reopen all of its restaurants by June.

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