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.
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.
Ahead of McDonald's reopening, we've been working behind the scenes to free up the surrounding roads as much as possible and keep them clear of roadworks. In some places queues might spill onto the roads, so if you don’t want to visit, try and take a different route if you can👍 https://t.co/R2ot1LaMTO
— Lincolnshire County Council (@LincolnshireCC) June 4, 2020
Queues were also not too manic at the Carlton Centre.
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
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.
Those visiting the drive-thrus are also able to order and pay in advance using the My McDonald’s App.