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McDonald's to close all UK restaurants

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  1. skybrian
    From the article: [...] Also Ireland, according to this article.

    From the article:

    Previously, the fast food giant had closed its seating areas but had continued to offer takeaway and drive-through services.

    McDonald's said it wanted to protect the wellbeing of staff and customers.

    On Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said restaurants and cafes must close, but exempted take-away food places.

    McDonald's employs around 135,000 people in the UK, the majority of which are on zero-hours contracts.

    The chain said staff employed directly by the company would receive full pay for their scheduled hours until 5 April.


    McDonald's UK boss, Paul Pomroy, said: "Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult and therefore we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March.

    Also Ireland, according to this article.

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