McDonald's in Fishergate Centre re-opens after being forced to close after mouse sighting
McDonald's in Fishergate has re-opened after being closed for nearly 24 hours after a mouse was spotted in the dining area.
The fast-food giant welcomed customers back at 8am this morning (September 11) after completing a thorough investigation into a potential pest problem at the restaurant.
Yesterday morning, startled customers reported their concerns to staff after reportedly spotting a mouse scuttling inside from the shopping centre.
Management promptly closed the restaurant to allow a comprehensive inspection to take place.
Yesterday afternoon, a McDonald's spokesman said: "This restaurant closes at 6pm, unlike most other restaurants, and as the centre management are still doing their work in the centre we’ve taken the decision to re-open tomorrow."
The restaurant remained closed for the rest of the day, with a sign posted on the metal shutters informing customers that it had been shut due to 'technical issues'.
The chain said it has reported its concerns about a pest problem to Fishergate Centre management, who carried out its own inspection in the centre yesterday.
But staff at the store said it is back to business as usual today, with free McMuffins available to customers who purchase a hot drink.
The free breakfast treat is available in store until Friday (September 13), provided customers order their drink via the restaurant's app.
For more information on how to claim your free McMuffin, read our explainer here.
The Post asked Fishergate Centre about a potential pest problem at the shopping centre.
General manager Keith Mitchell said: "Fishergate Shopping Centre takes pest control very seriously and maintains very high standards of integrated pest management in association with our retailers and caterers.
"Frequent inspections are undertaken as part of our widespread preventative measures to control the risk of intrusion into the property.
"The Shopping Centre mains a high reputation for hygiene, cleanliness and Health and Safety."