When are McDonald's reopening in Stevenage and North Herts

Grant Boone
June 3, 2020

No specific information on the reopening of Newbury restaurants is now available.

McDonald's restaurants in Wisbech and Ely forced shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could reopen tomorrow for drive-thru.

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McDonald's and its franchisees are working closely with An Garda Síochána, and may determine that it is necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk.

Paul Pomroy, chief executive officer of McDonald's United Kingdom and Ireland, said: "Moving in step with government guidelines, we plan to reopen all our drive-thrus by early June".

By Thursday, 924 drive-thrus will have reopened, and 75 for delivery through either Uber Eats or Just Eat.

There were reports of waits of up to an hour-and-a-half at the fast food giant's branch in Astley Bridge, Bolton.

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With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things may take a little longer - and high demand is anticipated.

Perspex screens at Drive-Thru windows as well as screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.

The Metropolitan House restaurant opened at 11am this morning, and marks the fourth location to open in Hertfordshire with two in Watford and one in Bushey already serving customers.

Paul Pomroy, the chain's CEO for the United Kingdom and Ireland said: "We are asking all of our employees to adapt to how our restaurants now work, and will only reopen at a pace that enables them to work safely".

Customers are being encouraged to use contactless payment and drive-thru and McDelivery is capped at £25 spend. But only when I am confident we can do so whilst maintaining the new procedures we have introduced for the protection of our people.

In addition to Stratford, Alcester's drive-thru McDonald's has also re-opened.

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