Fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s Inc (NYSE:MCD) is to allow customer back into 700 UK restaurants from tomorrow following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Customers will order at the till or kiosk using the burger chain’s My McDonald’s app but food will be delivered at their table.
Diners will also need to leave their contact details as part of the government’s track and trace programme.
Customers can use the government’s Eat Out to Help Out programme, which starts next month and knocks 50% of the cost of dining in a restaurant on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday up to a maximum £10 per head.
The US-owned chain has also said it will cut prices following the VAT reduction introduced by chancellor Rishi Sunak for hospitality businesses for six months from 15 July.
Most McDonald’s have opened for takeaways already with a trial of eat-in dining seeing long queues forming.
In a statement, McDonald’s said: “Around 700 restaurants will reopen for dine-in with customers able to enjoy their McDonald’s favourites inside the restaurant.
“Social distancing measures will be in place and, to prevent congestion, the restaurant will carefully manage the number of customers inside.
“When arriving, customers will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and follow the safety measures laid out in restaurants to help keep them, other customers and restaurant teams safe.”