McDonalds opens another 17 Lancashire branches for drive-thru
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 3, 2020
After weeks of remaining closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, fast food giant McDonald’s has now announced that a number of Lancashire restaurants will reopen for drive-thru today (June 3).
The Golden Arches now have locations open across the red rose county, although it’ll be a while longer before delivery and sit-in services are available.
McDonald’s reopenings country-wide have caused traffic chaos, as people queued for hours in their cars, backing up roads and roundabouts.
Yesterday (June 2), in Burnham Gate – Burnley, drivers queued for lengthy periods in the heat to get their Big Mac fix, causing traffic build up in nearby road.
The branch was one of two in Burnley which opened yesterday. Another 17 have been announced today.
The chain first closed its doors at the end of March in line with government guidance, and has only recently started trialling reopening.
Speaking earlier this week a spokesperson for McDonald’s said: “This week we will reopen Drive-Thrus across the UK and Ireland, starting with 168 from 11am today. We will also see a further 22 restaurants open for McDelivery today.
“We are glad to be back but it will look a little different and may take a little longer, so please bear with us.”
A number of new measures will be introduced across its sites.
This includes fewer employees in the kitchens, a limited menu with no breakfast or shakes for now and a spending limit of £25.
The spokesperson added: “We’re delighted to be returning to communities across the UK and Ireland. Thank you for your continued support and patience. We look forward to seeing you soon.”
Following today’s announcement, the restaurants open across Lancashire are as follows:
Preston – Deepdale, Riversway and Capitol Centre
Leyland – Churchill Way
Burnley – McDonald’s Asda on Princess Way and Burnham
Blackburn – Ewood and Whiteburk
Darwen – J4 M65
Accrington – Hyndburn Road
Blackpool – Rigby Road, Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate
Chorley – Clifford Street
Lancaster – Caton Road and Cheapside
Pendle – Colne
Rossendale – Rawtenstall and Haslingden Rising Bridge
Last month, LancsLive reported how a government minister gave the green light for McDonald’s to reopen its drive thrus.
Environment secretary George Eustice confirmed that cit ould be “well possible” for the fast food chain to open all its drive thrus.
The government minister said that the fast food chain’s drive thrus were ‘made’ for social distancing.