Here's when McDonald's restaurants in Milton Keynes will reopen
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Starting today (Wednesday February 10) certain McDonalds' stores will be opening offering a takeaway only walk-in service.
At this time, it isn't known which restaurants have been chosen for this trial to test the new safety measures the fast food chain are using. Meaning it is unclear whether any of the eight restaurants in Milton Keynes will allow collections.
The company are still operating in the UK using a limited delivery service accessible via Just Eat and UberEats. You can check whether McDonald's is accessible from your address on the company's website.
If the trial is successful and people can collect their Big Macs safely, plans are in place to reinstate the walk-in service nationally on February 22.
McDonald's voluntarily paused walk-in takeaways services in all its branches last month to review its safety measures, instead only offering delivery and drive-thru.
Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s chief executive officer, said: “Over the past four weeks, we've worked with third-party safety experts NSF International, our restaurant teams, and franchisees to review all of the safety and operational processes in place in our restaurants.
“During this review, we identified the additional changes we could make to further enhance our safety procedures. We are in the process of rolling out these measures to all restaurants across the UK & Ireland, and I am pleased to confirm we intend to start reopening for walk-in Takeaway from Monday 22 February 2021."
The fast food giants took the decision to close its takeaway service in January to review and test extra safety measures to keep both staff and customers safe.
These measure include: visors as well as face coverings for customer-facing employees, additional restrictions on the number of customers and couriers allowed into restaurants, revised guidance and processes for the couriers from Uber Eats and Just Eat to support their safe working. Plus enhanced processes for managing the flow of people, employees and couriers inside the restaurant
Customers are reminded that they are required by law to wear a face covering when inside McDonald’s restaurants, unless they are exempt, and staff will have spare masks available if required.
The restaurant also asks that customers sanitise their hands on arrival and sanitising stations will be made bigger over the coming weeks to ensure people have easy access around the restaurant.
Mr Pomroy added: “We still have smaller teams working with screens and social distancing measures in our kitchen and service areas. This means it will take longer than usual to serve you, and so I thank you again for your continued patience and kindness. Our opening hours will continue to vary so please do check the My McDonald's app or our website before you travel.”