McDonald’s reopen drive-thrus in Hinckley and Nuneaton

Mason Moore and Vaughan Moore | 3 June 2020

AMERICAN fast-food giant McDonald’s have reopened locally today in three select branches in Nuneaton and Hinckley at 11am with new measures in place.

McDonald’s restaurants are still closed for customers to dine-in, but they can still use the McDelivery delivery services and get their hands on their favourite foods by using the drive-thru lanes.

A site-owned photo of McDonald’s signage (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The three restaurants that have reopened locally are McDonald’s on North Perimeter Road in Hinckley near Morrisons, McDonald’s on the Dodwells Island in Hinckley, and McDonald’s Bermuda Park in Nuneaton.

The fast-food chain temporarily closed all of their locations back on 22 March when they ‘made the difficult decision’ to close due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

On 14 May, McDonald’s reopened 15 of their locations in select areas which all have drive-thrus throughout the United Kingdom, which later seen more and more branches reopening again.

Whilst the branches have reopened their drive-thrus have reopened and deliveries, new changes are in place. We have listed the new changes in detail below.

New changes in place

A new spending limit has been introduced of £25 per order for both McDelivery and drive-thrus to speed up the process.

Customers are being encouraged to pay by using contactless only methods whether it is contactless card payments, or digital payments like Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Customers now have the option to view the Drive-Thru menu and browse through as well as ordering and paying ahead using the My McDonald’s application on their smartphones.

McDonald’s shall ensure that their delivery procedures are contactless, for both McDonald’s staff and customers.

Pictured: A McDonald’s employee wearing protective equipment with a McDelievery order (Supplied by McDonald’s UK to Hinckley Free Press)

Social distancing measures have been introduced in kitchens and service areas so that the work environment is safe for the teams working in restaurants.

Employees at Drive-Thru windows are now wearing protective equipment, and Perspex screens have been installed in the Drive-Thru widows.

McDonald’s employees are now preparing food whilst wearing protective equipment (Supplied by McDonald’s UK to Hinckley Free Press)

Perspex screens and floor markings have now been introduced in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.

Every McDonald’s employee working in the restaurant shall be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work.

Contactless thermometers shall be used to take employee’s temperature upon arrival at work for every shift.

Smaller teams are working in the branches and shall offer a limited menu (linked here) and restaurants will operate with reduced hours.

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