Six McDonalds Drive-Thru’s To Re-Open Next Week


Six McDonalds Drive-Thru’s are to open in Dublin next Wednesday. There will be a spending cap of €30 per car, and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment.

The fast-food chain says it will announce the exact locations next week. It says it hopes to reopen all of it’s Drive-Thrus across Ireland by early June.

Paul Pomroy the Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s UK and Ireland said by way of a statement

”The wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and delivery partners’ couriers is my top priority and we will only extend our plans at a pace that enables us to create a safe working environment for our teams.

In the last few days, updated government guidance has been shared in both the UK and Ireland, which makes it clear that takeaways and deliveries can operate. I can today announce we will pilot reopening 6 Drive Thru restaurants in the Dublin area on Wednesday, 20th May and we will confirm the locations next week. In early June, we will then begin our next phases of reopening our Drive Thrus in towns and cities across the UK and Ireland. We will keep you updated as restaurants open in your area.”

  • McDonalds policy on reopening
  1. From 20th May, we will also cap spend in our Drive Thrus at €30 per car and I would encourage you to pay by contactless payment methods wherever possible. These join the other safety and wellbeing measures we have introduced in all restaurants:
  2. Fewer people in the kitchen and service areas, serving a reduced menu over reduced hours;
  3. The use of contactless thermometers, with temperatures checked on arrival at work
  4. Perspex screens in key locations in the kitchen and service areas;
  5. Protective equipment for our people including gloves for customer and courier facing positions and face masks, but not the type needed by healthcare professionals;
  6. And additional training on cleanliness practices, including increased frequency of handwashing and extra sanitising of touch points around the restaurant