McDonald’s reopening Nuneaton high street branch soon

Vaughan Moore and Mason Moore | 22 June 2020

Today, the British of arm of the American fast-food giant, McDonald’s, have announced that their Nuneaton restaurant, which is located on Queens Road will reopen its doors for takeaway and delivery orders only.

The McDonald’s high street branch on Queens Road, Nuneaton (Vaughan Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

Posters were placed on the windows informing towngoers about the reopening which simply read “we’re getting ready for takeaway.”

A spokesperson for McDonald’s has confirmed that the restaurant are planning to go ahead with officially reopening on Wednesday 24 June, which is just two days away.

McDonald’s are adhering to the government’s strict social distancing guidelines, to prevent the pandemic further, so this means that dining in is not an option at this time.

But as a result, customers will be given the chance to take their orders on a ‘grab and go’ basis instead.

When the restaurant reopens, the delivery service will at the same time. The selected delivery partners for the Golden Arches who shall deliver to customers are McDelivery and Uber Eats.

McDelivery is an in-house delivery service offered by the fast-food chain themselves, and Uber Eats is a popular food delivery app locally.

Having food delivered will give hungry customers who are staying in the chance to order from the comfort of their own home.

The delivery drivers for McDelivery and Uber Eats will have to stand outside and show their phone with the order number to McDonald’s employees to pick up the customer’s collections.

It was on Wednesday 3 June three weeks ago that McDonald’s reopened their three local Drive-Thru restaurants.

These included the brand-new build located on Dodwells Island, which opened in March, North Perimeter Road over in Hinckley next to Morrisons, and Bermuda Park in Nuneaton.

The last time that the Queens Road restaurant was open was back in early March before being forced to close their doors, which is making a return to the high street, since its closure in March, will switch the fryers back on to serve up Happy Meals to their loyal customers.

Safety measures and precautions

McDonald’s have put a series of safety measures in place ready for the reopening day in Nuneaton.

A capped spending limit of £25 per customer is in place to speed up the amount of orders throughout the day. Digital payments such as Apple and Google Pay are being encouraged, as well as contactless card payments;

Upon entering the restaurant, floor markings will be present, and customers will be offered hand gel so that they can sanitise their hands.

Those wanting to enter the restaurant who are feeling unwell and ill are being asked by McDonald’s to stay at home and not visit inside.

Signposting has been put in place alongside the one-way to encourage and ensure that those entering adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Staff members will wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face coverings and disposable gloves. Staff shall serve customers from behind Perspex screens.

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