May 13, 2020 5.07 pm This story is over 42 months old

McDonald’s to open all drive-thrus next month

Not too long to wait

Lincoln fast food lovers will finally be able to get their McDonald’s fix next month as the restaurant chain prepares to re-open all of its drive-thrus.

McDonald’s closed all of its restaurants in March, but on Wednesday, May 13, 15 pilot restaurants in the South East of England began to offer a delivery only service with a £25 order cap.

The fast food giants will re-open a further 30 pilot restaurants in the UK and Ireland next week, offering service through the drive-thru lane from Wednesday, May 20. On this date it will also cap spend on its drive-thrus to £25 per car with contactless payment methods encouraged wherever possible.

However, the location of the 30 outlets has not yet been publicly disclosed.

McDonald’s plans to re-open all of its drive-thrus by early June, which includes four in Lincoln – Ropewalk, Newark Road, Moorland Way and at the Carlton Centre.

It will keep the restaurant locator on its website updated as drive-thrus re-open over the coming weeks. As McDonald’s gets accustomed to the new processes and procedures it will look to re-open more restaurants, for longer hours and to re-introduce more menu items.

McDonald’s also said the service will not be as quick as people are used to as it adjusts to smaller teams and social distancing in its kitchens.

Safety and wellbeing measures have been introduced in all restaurants, including fewer people in the kitchen and service areas, serving a reduced menu over reduced hours, perspective screens in key locations in the kitchen and services areas, PPE and the use of contactless thermometers with temperature check on arrival at work.