McDonald's to reopen in Ireland from next week - but with a few important changes

McDonald's to reopen in Ireland from next week - but with a few important changes

MCDONALD’S IS to begin reopening restaurants in Ireland from next week. 

The fast food giant is to begin a phased reopening of outlets from May 20, starting with drive-thru serves as six outlets across the Dublin region. 

McDonald’s UK and Ireland chief executive Paul Pomroy said: “Moving in step with government guidelines, we plan to reopen all our drive-throughs by early June across the UK and Ireland." 

“As locations reopen, you will be able to search for a location near you on our website.” 

According to Mr Pomroy, McDonald’s will serve a reduced menu over reduced hours while there will be a €30 per car spending cap on Drive-Thru orders to encourage contactless payment wherever possible. 

Perspex screens will be installed in key kitchen and service areas while staff in customer and courier facing positions will wear gloves and face masks. 

Staff will also be expected to undergo temperature checks upon arrival at work using contactless therometers. 

News of McDonald’s reopening has been welcomed by Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Michael Reed. 

“McDonald’s is a valued key purchaser of Irish produce and an employer of a large number of people throughout Ireland,” he said. 

“I therefore welcome today’s announcement that McDonald’s restaurants will begin a cautious reopening in Ireland from May 20th. 

“The last couple of months have been undoubtedly tough, both economically and socially, but the recent announcement from Government on the phased reopening of the country offers reassurance and hope for brighter days ahead.”