Not too long ago, it was revealed that McDonald’s would be closing their seating areas and would only be selling food through takeaway and Drive-Thru.
Not too many people were worried, except for people who like to eat in the company of screaming children and teenagers gearing up for a hearty evening of standing outside corner shops and asking passersby to get them cigarettes and cider.
Now though, it has been revealed that McDonald’s will be closing their doors indefinitely, come 7pm tonight (23rd March).
In a statement, the fast food chain said:
“This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the wellbeing and safety of our employees in mind as well as the best interests of our customers.
“We will work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from our restaurants in the coming days.
“Thank you to our brilliant employees for their hard work during this incredibly challenging time.
“We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen“.
Building on that, last night, 22nd of March, chief executive Paul Pomroy said:
“Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult and therefore we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March.
“We have not taken this decision lightly and know that our restaurants have been playing an important role in the community providing hundreds of thousands of free drinks to frontline health and social workers and emergency services personnel.
“But I have been clear throughout this that we would only continue to operate whilst it was safe for our people and together with our franchisees, we feel now is the time to make this decision to temporarily close.
“I want to thank every single one of our 135,000 employees. I am so proud of them all for adapting so quickly to a constantly evolving work environment, taking every step to keep our customers, couriers and teams safe and looking after each other so very well“.
Because of that, people are now gearing up for a short future of not getting to taste some lovely Maccies food.
What does that mean? There’s loads of traffic leading to McDonald’s Drive-Thrus that’s causing just a little bit of trouble.
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