McDonald's Drive-Thrus in Preston, Chorley and Leyland have reopened today with a reduced menu - this is what you need to know
McDonald's has reopened 168 drive-thru restaurants across the country today, including five in and near Preston.
The fast food chain, which closed its doors in March following the Covid-19 outbreak, is also expected to open a further 22 restaurants for McDelivery.
If you are preparing to brave the queues, here's everything you need to know about today's big reopening in the city:
Which restaurants in and around Preston will be open today?
From today you'll be able to grab a fast food snack from one of these drive-thru restaurants in the city:
Preston Riversway, Pedders Way, Preston PR2 2TX
Preston Deepdale, Deepdale Retail Park, Preston PR1 6QY
Capitol Centre, The Capitol Centre Retail Park, Preston PR5 4AW
Chorley - Clifford Street, Clifford Street, Chorley PR7 1AQ
Leyland, Churchill Way, Leyland PR25 3LZ
The following restaurants will remain closed:
Preston Fishergate, 213, Fidhergate Shopping Centre, Preston PR1 8HJ
Preston Friargate, 174 Friargate, Preston PR1 2EJ
Asda Fulwood, Pitman Way, Preston PR2 9NP
What safety measure will be in place?
McDonalds are taking a number of steps to help protect customers and staff, including running reduced hours and serving a reduced menu.
The fast food chain will also have fewer people working on each shift, and we will be introducing new measures including additional screens in kitchen and service areas to help staff follow social distancing rules.
Contactless payment methods will also be encouraged, but spending will be capped at £25.
What are the new opening times?
For now McDonald's restaurants will be running reduced hours from 11am and 10pm.
What is available on the reduced menu?
The good news is you will still be able to enjoy many of the fast food chain's favourites, including:
• Big Mac
• Quarter Pounder with Cheese
• McChicken Sandwich
• Vegetable Deluxe
• Double cheeseburger
• Chicken McNuggets
• Chicken Selects
• McDonald’s Fries
• Mozzarella Dippers
• Veggie Dippers
• Happy Meal Veggie Dippers
• Apple and Grape Fruit Bag
• McFlurry (Malteasers, Smarties, Oreo)
What will not be available on the reduced menu?
Unfortunately, McDonald's breakfast fans will be left disappointed, as breakfast items will remain unavailable for now, along with the Chicken Legends and milkshakes.
If you are heading to your local drive-thru today, let us know what the experience was like by emailing [email protected]