McDonalds franchisee owner hopes to reopen Milton Keynes restaurants if other trials are a success

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This follows the news that 15 restaurants across the country will be reopening for delivery only from May 13th.

Locations for the 15 restaurants have not yet been announced, with more information expected to be announced this week.

Ken Tomkins, local franchisee owner, told MKFM: "McD’s are always keen to remain government led and ensure safety for our people and our customers. I think they’ve done a good job so far and at this critical stage, I’m confident that we will do the right thing, remaining principled in our approach to getting back to business.

"That said, we are hoping to open soon following successful trials elsewhere."

Once the restaurants reopen for delivery, employees will be provided with non-medical grade face masks and will have their temperature taken upon arrival before every shift.

During the trials, McDonald's will be serving a limited menu and will be open for reduced hours (11am to 10pm). "We will return with much smaller teams in our restaurants and as a result will be returning with a limited menu," said Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald's. "This will support social distancing in our kitchens, whilst still providing many McDonald’s iconic menu items."

Once the restaurants can reopen for collection, new safety measures will be put in place including the introduction of Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas. 

KFC has also pledged to reopen 100 restaurants throughout the country, with the closest restaurant to MK being in Northampton.