23 McDonald’s restaurants in Ireland to reopen for walk-in takeaway service today
As well as that, the McMuffin will also be available in five restaurants in the Dublin area.
McDonald’s has announced that 23 outlets on the island of Ireland will reopen for walk-in takeaway service from Wednesday morning (24 June).
The restaurant chain has also revealed that, from 7am on Wednesday, five pilot restaurants in the Dublin area will test the return of the McMuffin as part of a trial to return McDonald’s breakfast service with a limited breakfast menu.
The list of outlets re-opening for walk-in takeaway service and the five pilot restaurants trialling the return of the McMuffin can be seen below:
McDonald’s restaurants re-opening for walk-in takeaway service
The Swan Centre, Rathmines
Stillorgan Shopping Centre
The Square, Tallaght
Ilac Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Maple Centre, Navan Road
Lucan Shopping Centre
Dundrum Shopping Centre
Blackpool Shopping Centre
M8, Moorepark West, Fermoy
Trimgate Street, Navan
Monaghan Shopping Centre
M9 Service Station, Kilcullen
Donegall Place, Belfast
McDonald’s Breakfast pilot restaurants in Dublin
Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnam
Artane Castle Shopping Centre, Kilmore Road
Coolock Retail Park, Malahide Road
Belgard Road, Tallaght
These pilot restaurants will test a limited menu (see below) and reduced hours in line with previous reopening trials that applied to drive-thru restaurants, with a view to rolling out the breakfast service across the island of Ireland later this summer.
As has been the case with the reopening of drive-thru restaurants, McDonald’s has advised customers that service may take a little longer than usual as staff adjust to new procedures to enable social distancing and a safe working environment.
McDonald’s restaurants will look a little different than usual and the following measures will be implemented for takeaway service:
- McDonald’s will provide clear signposting and floor-markings to create a one-way system around restaurants for customers and delivery partner couriers, where possible.
- A limited number of people will be allowed inside restaurants to help customers and employees adhere to social distancing – this will vary depending upon the restaurant size and layout.
- Customers will be welcomed inside when a space becomes available and will be asked to sanitise their hands at cleaning stations that have been introduced in all restaurants.
- There will be fewer self-order screens switched on and those in use will be sanitised at least every 30 minutes.
- Customers are encouraged to visit alone to collect their food where possible. For those visiting with children, play areas and digital play areas will remain closed.
- Restaurant seating areas, customer toilets and lifts will remain closed.
- With dining areas closed, recycling points will also remain closed. The large majority of McDonald’s packaging can be recycled, and customers are encouraged to dispose of their litter responsibly and recycle wherever possible when they get home.
- To help protect employees and other customers, McDonald’s asks their customers not to visit if they feel unwell.
These measures are on top of the following measures already introduced to reopened Drive-thru and McDelivery restaurants:
- Perspex screens have been installed in the kitchens, service areas and Drive-thru windows and additional protective equipment has been provided for restaurant teams, including disposable gloves for people in customer and courier-facing positions and face coverings.
- Restaurants will return with fewer people on each shift, serving a reduced menu over reduced hours (11am-10pm).
- Customers are asked to use contactless payment methods and cap their spend at €30 wherever possible.