McDonalds has reopened one of its Preston restaurants for takeaway and delivery

McDonalds has reopened one of its Preston restaurants for takeaway service and delivery with special measures in place to keep staff and customers safe.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 2:44 pm

The fast-food chain re-opened its Fulwood restaurant inside the Asda superstore off Eastway today (June 24).

It joins other McDonald's restaurants across Lancashire that have reopened today, including two in Blackpool and another in Blackburn.

It said no date has been set for the reopening of its other Lancashire restaurants for takeaway service at this stage.

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The fast-food giant has already re-opened its drive-thrus at Deepdale Retail Park and Leyland earlier this month.

A spokesman for McDonalds said: "With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, stores will look a little different and things may take a little longer.

"Restaurants will return with fewer people on each shift, serving a reduced menu over reduced hours from 11am to 10pm."

To help create a safe experience for everyone, McDonald’s has introduced a number of changes to its restaurants in order to help serve customers safely for takeaway.

The McDonald's team have welcomed back customers to its store inside Fulwood Asda today (June 24). Pic: McDonald's

The restaurants will have clear signposting and floor-markings to create a one-way system around for customers and delivery couriers, where possible.

A limited number of people will be allowed inside restaurants to help customers and employees adhere to social distancing.

Customers will be welcomed inside when a space becomes available and will be asked to sanitise their hands at cleaning stations that have been introduced in all restaurants.

Self-order screens will be sanitised at least every 30 minutes, but customers can also order via the My McDonald’s app and cashless payments are encouraged.

The McDonald's team has ensured that safety measures are in place to protect staff and customers. Pic: McDonald's
A one-way system is in place to help keep customers and delivery couriers safe. Pic: McDonald's
Signposts and floor-markings have been put in place. Pic: McDonald's
Plastic screens have been installed to protect staff and customers at the collection/pay points. Pic: McDonald's
Customers will be asked to pick up their order from the collection point when it is ready. Pic: McDonald's