Now since the restaurant is adapting to new ways of working, the fast food giant has made some promising changes.
McDonald’s has announced the return of certain main menu favourites and the gradual roll out of breakfast.
Opening hours will also be extended and walk-in takeaway services are going to become available to more customers.
Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald’s UK & Ireland, said: “It’s been over 100 days since we temporarily closed our doors.”
He continued: “In that time, we’ve donated over 500 tonnes of food to charities and food banks, distributed 100,000 litres of milk and supplies to key workers through charity partnerships with Food Drop and FareShare, and in the last 40 days, we have reopened over 1,260 restaurants with tens of thousands of our employees returning to work.
“We are delighted to be back. We continue to see such a fantastic reaction from customers across the country, and we are so grateful to you all for the continued support.
“As our restaurant teams are settling into the new ways of working, we’ve been working hard to identify ways in which to extend our menu, operations and availability and today I am pleased to update you on a number of changes coming up this week and next.
“As ever, the safety of you and our employees comes first, so we are making gradual changes that we are confident still enable us to prioritise that safe working environment. Our ability to introduce some of these changes may also be impacted by factors specific to where certain restaurants operate. As always, we will continue to follow government guidelines.”
Here are the changes:
From July 8, McDonald’s will reintroduce some of the main menu items as it slowly returns to its proper business.
Milkshakes, Mayo Chicken, Bacon Mayo Chicken, Hot Chocolate and the Bacon Double Cheeseburger will all rejoin the menu, with Happy Meal Organic Milk bottles also making a welcome return.
Welcome back breakfast
Following a successful first week, McDonald’s is delighted to announce that the breakfast service will extend to over 1,000 restaurants.
This will still be a limited menu, for now – with no bagels, wraps or porridge.
Hours will continue to vary and many restaurants will be opening slightly later than usual for now.
Please download the My McDonald’s App or check on the restaurant locator for more information.
McDonald’s took the decision to close restaurants shortly before this year’s Monopoly promotion was due to launch.
To enable safe working and social distancing inside the restaurants and to minimise the pressure on employees, the chain has decided to cancel this year’s Monopoly VIP campaign.
Now that the chain has successfully trialled longer hours and takeaway service in a number of restaurants, McDonald’s will start extending these across the country.
As with breakfast, this does mean hours and services in restaurants will vary.
All information will be kept up to date on the app and website.
Some restaurants will also start to serve later into the evening, returning to 24 hour service in some locations.
Paul added: “We can only make all of these changes with thanks to the brilliant support of our franchisees, employees and suppliers and I am so proud of the way the McDonald’s system continues to pull together to return to the ‘new normal’.
“It has not been easy. We have all be affected differently over the last few months. But as we’ve switched the lights, grills and fryers back on, welcoming cars, couriers and customers through the doors and Drive Thrus, we have found a way to bring Big Macs and McMuffins back to as many of you as possible whilst still prioritising everybody’s safety and wellbeing.
“I want to thank our brilliant employees working hard across the country in challenging, busy and new circumstances. I also want to thank our world-class supply chain who have maintained the supply of the great quality ingredients used in our restaurants – from fresh buns and Organic British Milk to 100% British and Irish Beef and free-range eggs.
“And thank you to all of you. The warm welcome our restaurant teams are receiving as they return to work has been fantastic. We are pleased to be back. Your patience as we adjust to the safety measures and changes to our operations has helped us reintroduce things like Shakes and McMuffins faster than we thought possible.
“Of course, we still aren’t fully back to normal, we aren’t ready to enable dine-in just yet and we know there are a few favourites still missing from the menu. We’re working on it, but will only do so safely, when the time is right. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you again soon.”