McDonald's have reopened Drive-Thrus and McDelivery in Ripley

You can now get your fast food fix at McDonald’s with the reopening across the area of drive-thru and McDelivery services.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 8:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 2:57 pm

On Thursday, June 4, McDonald’s reopened a number of its drive-thru lanes including branches at the Designer Village, South Normanton; Nottingham Road, Alfreton; and Butterley Park, Ripley.

This follows a successful pilot in May.

All McDonald’s branches were closed on March 24 at the start of the cornavirus lockdown. However, since some restrictions have been lifted, a number of drive-thrus have re-opened.

The Drive-Thru at McDonald's in Butterley Park, Ripley has re-opened
The Drive-Thru at McDonald's in Butterley Park, Ripley has re-opened

With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things may take a little longer and high demand is anticipated.

McDonald’s and its franchisees are working closely with local authorities and the police, and may determine that it is necessary to close drive-thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk.

To help create a safe experience for everyone, McDonald’s has introduced a number of changes to their restaurants.

These include social distancing in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams, perspex screens at drive-thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen. All McDonald’s employees will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and contactless thermometers will be used to take employee temperatures on arrival at work for every shift and ensuring the delivery procedures with couriers are contactless for both staff and customers

The restaurants will be working with smaller teams, offering a limited menu and operating reduced hours.

Encouraging capped spend for drive-thru and McDelivery at £25 per order, and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods. For those visiting drive-thrus, customers can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App.

As the business adapts to a new way of working, McDonald’s has thanked customers for their continued support and patience.