Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 January 2021
A MCDONALD’S branch located in Asda’s Nuneaton superstore on Newtown Road is remaining temporarily closed through lockdown due to the current climate surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The fast-food branch located inside of the supermarket was trading as a delivery point for food delivery platforms, like Just Eat and Uber Eats, up until a few days ago.
This Monday (18 January), signs were spotted by Asda shoppers, which simply read that the in-store restaurant would be temporarily closed ‘until further notice’.
The American-owned fast-food franchise halted their takeaway services in their dine-in and walk-in restaurants from 11pm on January 5, following Government guidelines.
When The Hinckley Free Press approached McDonald’s about the temporary closure, a spokesperson explained that they are only offering Drive-Thru, McDelivery, and their ‘Click and Serve’ service at Drive-Thru locations.
The Queens Road franchise in Nuneaton’s town centre is still serving town residents who can place their delivery orders from home, as it has proved to be the more popular amongst town residents out of the two locations.
All McDonald’s Drive-Thru locations remain open, with three trading locally to Nuneaton, with one on Nuneaton’s Bermuda Park complex, the Dodwell’s Island Industrial Estate heading into Hinckley, and Normandy Way just up the road from Hinckley’s Morrisons supermarket.