McDonald’s Testing How Irish Stores Could Reopen


The Golden Arches could be open sooner than we thought as McDonald’s are set to carry out operational tests this week, to explore the possibility of reopening in the UK and Ireland.

McDonald’s temporarily closed all their restaurants on the 24th of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s CEO for the UK and Ireland said: “In March, we took the decision to temporarily close our restaurants in the UK and Ireland for the safety of our people and customers.

“Recently, we began working through a potential and limited reopening.

“We have been listening to our employees and customers as well as engaging with government and trade bodies to help ensure we do this responsibly, when the time is right. 

“Restarting our business is not an easy task even when reopening in a limited capacity.”

“For now we remain closed, and will only reopen when we are absolutely confident we can have the right measures in place to ensure everyone’s wellbeing.”

Last week Supermac’s reopened some of its outlets on a limited basis, offering delivery, drive thru and drive and collect services.