Queues but not mayhem as Lincoln McDonald’s drive-thrus reopen

There were queues in Lincoln, but not the expected manic rush as McDonald’s reopened the rest of its drive-thrus on Thursday.

The four drive-thrus in Lincoln — Rope Walk, Newark Road, Moorland Way and at the Carlton Centre —were in the last wave of openings in the country on June 4 at 11am.

Cars beginning to queue for McDonald’s at the Carlton Centre in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

McDonald’s at the Carlton Centre in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

With more branches to choose from in Lincoln, it prevented some of the chaos seen elsewhere in the county.

Police were seen calmly managing the traffic turning into the Rope Walk outlet, which reached up to around 14 cars in the first hour and a half of trading. However, busier traffic queues were seen on nearby Tritton Road.

Queues were also not too manic at the Carlton Centre.

The queue to get into McDonald’s drive-thru before lunch on Rope Walk in Lincoln. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

One of the first in the queue at the Rope Walk outlet. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

However, in other Lincolnshire branches of McDonald’s earlier this week it was much busier, such as in Skegness and in Gainsborough.

Lincolnshire McDonald’s re-opening on June 4:

  • Lincoln – Moorland Way
  • Lincoln – Rope Walk
  • Lincoln – Carlton Centre
  • Lincoln – Gateway Park, South Hykeham
  • Sleaford – Holdingham Roundabout, Lincoln Road
  • Grantham – Bridge End Road
  • Cleethorpes – Grimsby Road
  • Cleethorpes – Meridian Point Retail Park
  • Grimsby – Quay West Leisure Park, Birchin Way
  • Grimsby – Hilmore Road, Laceby, Grimsby
  • Colsterworth

The back of the queue for the McDonald’s drive-thru at Rope Walk in Lincoln. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Police were on hand to manage the queue and how many cars were allowed in. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

McDonald’s said it will have a limited menu (no breakfasts or milkshakes for now) and it will be open for reduced hours from 11am to 10pm.

Customers are encouraged to use contactless payment methods and to cap spend at £25.

Near the McDonald’s drive-thru at the Carlton Centre. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Those visiting the drive-thrus are also able to order and pay in advance using the My McDonald’s App.

Oh, and don’t even think about trying a McWalk-thru.

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