Here's a first look inside a Scottish McDonald's restaurant as the fast food chain reopens for walk-in takeaway services
McDonald's restaurants have opened across the UK for walk-in takeaway services from today.
The fast food chain has reopened two restaurants in Glasgow - in the Trongate and Silverburn Shopping Centre - and one branch at the west end of Princes Street in Edinburgh.
Another restaurant has been reopened at Livingston's Designer Outlet shopping centre along with another branch at the Hamilton motorway service area.
The newly reopened stores now have perspex screens to protect the staff, toilets will not be open and customers will be asked to take their rubbish away with them as recycling points will also be closed.
There is also a limit to the number of people allowed in the branch at one time and customers are encouraged to visit alone.
Fast food goers will also be asked to sanitise their hands on entry at newly installed cleaning stations at all restaurants.
Fewer self-order screens will be available and those that are in use will be sanitised at least every 30 minutes. Customers can also order via the My McDonald’s app and are being asked to use contactless payment methods.
McDonald’s has asked customers not to visit if they feel unwell.
Restaurants have reopened with fewer staff on each shift, reduced menus and reduced hours, with branches open from 11am to 10pm.
While only a limited menu is available, it still includes the bulk of McDonald’s favourites including the Big Mac, McChicken sandwich, chicken McNuggets, filet-o-fish, fries, mozzarella dippers and McFlurry’s.
A total of 280 McDonald’s branches have reopened from today, with 42 of them serving breakfast.
Paul Pomroy, chief executive officer for McDonald's UK and Ireland, said, "As with our main menu, we will have a limited menu at breakfast but we’ve kept the classics – hash browns, McMuffins and pancakes all return.
"Unfortunately, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to serve porridge, bagels and our Breakfast Wrap. This is because we have fewer people in the kitchen."
It comes 20 days after the company opened their drive through service following the closure of restaurants across the UK due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
McDonald’s has also warned that food orders may take slightly longer than normal, as its teams adjust to new working procedures.