McDonald's to begin reopening for walk-in takeaway service 3 years ago

McDonald's to begin reopening for walk-in takeaway service

Great news for anyone who doesn't have a car for the drive-thru.

As things stand, McDonald's has only opened its drive-thru restaurants across Ireland.


However, the chain has announced plans to gradually roll-out to town and city centre restaurants from Wednesday, 24 June across Ireland.

The full rollout will begin after McDonald's trial their new system across 11 motorway-based McDonald's restaurants in the United Kingdom next week.

The reopening process will be strictly takeaway, and McDonald's has announced plans to implement several safety measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. All play areas, lifts, customer toilets and seating areas will remain closed, and a limit number of customers will be allowed in at a time.

Digital ordering screens will be sanitised every 30 minutes.


Speaking today, McDonald's UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy said: "We have a commitment to doing our part to support town and city centre communities. In line with Government changes to lockdown restrictions, over the next few weeks and months we’ll reopen in towns and cities across Ireland.

"I know that opening those doors will be incredibly satisfying for our restaurant teams, but it will also mean them getting used to the measures we have implemented to enable us to safely return. So please continue to support them and follow the social distancing measures we’ve introduced for the safety of our teams and you.

"Tomorrow, we’ll switch McDelivery back on in a number of restaurant’s across Ireland. The full list will be available on our website in the morning and depending upon your location, you’ll be able to order via Uber Eats from 11am."