PIZZA Express is reopening 44 restaurants for dine-in customers next week.
The restaurant chain will allow families to sit-in and eat their food in select locations from Thursday, July 9.
It comes after the government gave the green light for restaurants to reopen their seating areas once again from July 4, as part of its easing of lockdown rules.
Other restaurants that are due to welcome back customers include Harvester, Toby Carvery and Miller and Carter.
Pizza Express already has 35 restaurants that are already open for home delivery and takeaway.
But next week will be the first time customers can sit inside its restaurants since the coronavirus lockdown.
Which Pizza Express restaurants will open for dine-in on July 9?
PIZZA Express is reopening the following restaurants for customers to sit in and eat on July 9:
- Jersey – St. Brelade
- Jersey – St. Helier
- Cheshire Oaks
- Liverpool – King’s Waterfront
- Bar Marzano – Norwich
- Bishops Stortford
- Bury St. Edmonds
- Ipswich – Regatta Quay
- Kings Lynn
- Norwich – St. Benedict Street
- Norwich – Forum Building
- Hull – Princes Quay
- Newcastle – Eldon Square
- York – River House
- York – McArthur Glen
- York – St. Sampsons Square
- London – Abbey Road
Pizza Express says it has “reviewed” its menu for its reopened restaurants – we’ve asked if this means some food choices have been removed and we’ll update this article when we know more.
Like other restaurant chains, Pizza Express also has new social distancing measures in place in its seating areas.
Other changes include regular health checks of team members, hand sanitiser stations and heightened hygiene procedures.
An online payment system has also been introduced to minimise contact between customers and staff, although the company hasn’t said if it’s still accepting cash.
Pizza Express has been reopening its branches in phases.
The restaurant chain initially offered delivery and takeaway in 274 of its restaurants at the start of lockdown, but it decided to close all restaurants with immediate effect on March 23.
Pizza Express has 490 restaurants across the UK and Ireland.
Which Pizza Express restaurants are already open for delivery or takeaway?
THE following Pizza Express restaurants are already open for delivery and takeaway:
- Abbeville Road
- Belsize Park
- Croydon – George Street
- Fulham Road
- Notting Hill Gate
- Shepherds Bush
- Wandsworth – Trinity Road
- London – Fulham Road
- London – Kennington, London
- London – Highgate
- London – Putney
- London – Wimbledon, Broadway
- London – Islington
- London – Stratford East
- London – Pimlico
- London – South Woodford
- London – Mill Hill
- London – Barnet
- London – Teddington
- London – Whetstone
- St Albans
- London – Walthamstow
- London – Richmond
- London – Curtain Road
- Walton On Thames
- London – Harrow, St George Centre
Zoe Bowley, managing director at PizzaExpress said: “Our top priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers.
“We are delighted to announce the first 44 of our pizzerias that will be reopening for dine-in customers from the beginning of July, and the extension of locations offering dine-out options.
“The extensive safety measures we have in place across all reopened pizzerias will allow us to provide the full PizzaExpress experience that our customers have come to love, in a safe and responsible way.”