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McDonald’s reveals first restaurants to reopen for deliveries

The sites are clustered around London and the South East.

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A McDonald’s branch in Tooting, London, one of the 15 branches due to reopen for takeaway only on May 13 (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A McDonald’s branch in Tooting, London, one of the 15 branches due to reopen for takeaway only on May 13 (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A McDonald’s branch in Tooting, London, one of the 15 branches due to reopen for takeaway only on May 13 (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

McDonald’s has unveiled the location of the 15 restaurants it plans to reopen for deliveries next week, after the fast food chain closed all its sites in March at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

The stores, which are clustered around London and the South East, will offer a limited menu, including some vegetarian options, delivered within their local areas.

I want to apologise in advance if our first wave of reopened restaurants does not serve your areaPaul Pomroy, chief executive McDonald's UK

Two of the sites are in Chelmsford: Riverside and Westway, while three are in Luton at Leagrave, Chaul End Lane and George Street.

The stores will be open from Wednesday next week to make deliveries between 11am and 10pm, with staff asked to be extra careful about social distancing measures.

Last Friday, the burger giant revealed that it would reopen 15 unnamed restaurants after spending a week testing its operations behind closed doors.

Before they open, the restaurants will undergo deep-cleaning with floor markings and Perspex screens installed.

The company will work with Just Eat and Uber Eats to deliver food to customers’ doors.

“When we return it will be different as we all adjust to this new normal. I want to apologise in advance if our first wave of reopened restaurants does not serve your area,” McDonald’s UK boss Paul Pomroy said last week.

“Rest assured, we are working hard to reopen more restaurants, but I am adamant this must be at the right pace with the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers front of mind.”

The following restaurants will re-open on May 13

– Chelmsford Riverside
– Chelmsford Westway
– Ipswich Cardinal Park
– Boreham Interchange
– Luton Leagrave
– Watford Hertfordshire Arms
– Chaul End Lane, Luton
– Beechings Way, Gillingham
– Sittingbourne Retail Park
– Gillingham Bowaters
– Tooting
– Dalston
– Welling
– Harrow
– Luton George Street

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