Three McDonald's restaurants in Luton to re-open next week

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Three McDonald's restaurants in Luton will re-open for delivery only next week as part of plans to re-open 15 in the South East under controlled measures.

The fast food giant has this morning announced that on Wednesday 13th May, three of McDonald’s restaurants in Luton will reopen for delivery-only with new safety measures in place to help keep employees and customers safe, as part of the initial opening of 15 restaurants.

SEE: Here's what will be on the menu when McDonald's re-opens three restaurants in Luton next weekThe new measures include the introduction of perspex glass screens, floor markings and protective equipment. A series of controlled tests as well as employee and customer feedback has helped shape a new way of working.

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The Leagrave, Chaul End Lane and George Street branches will be open from 11am-10pm and will join 12 other restaurants in the South East of England, nearby to the company’s distribution centre in Hemel to help ease logistics.

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The new safety measures include:

· Perspex screens and floor markings introduced in specific areas

· Protective equipment including face masks – but not the type needed by medical teams

· All McDonald’s employees will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work, and the company will use contactless thermometers with temperatures taken on arrival at work for every shift

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· McDonald’s will also introduce social distancing measures for all delivery and service partners.

McDonald’s will return with smaller teams in restaurants, and as a result will offer a limited menu. This will support social distancing in the kitchens whilst enabling the return of many iconic McDonald’s menu items that customers know and love. During this initial stage the reopened restaurants will not be serving breakfast and will be open between 11am and 10pm. McDonald’s will explore ways in which employees can safely change over menus and will reintroduce the breakfast menu as soon as possible.


The first 15 restaurants will be delivery-only, with McDonald’s working closely with partners Uber Eats to ensure the safety and wellbeing of delivery drivers and McDonald’s employees. Perspex screens, sanitising stations and new social distancing procedures will be implemented as the business continues the contact-free collections and drop offs they introduced before closing in March.

Since closing, McDonald’s and its Franchisees have distributed over 400 tonnes of food to charities and food banks across the UK and Ireland, and have committed to continuing to support the communities they serve as they reopen.

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As employees and the business adapt to a new way of working, McDonald’s asks customers to have some patience with the new experience.

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Luton Leagrave


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Luton George Street

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