Hastings McDonald’s reopens dine-in area

Dine-in areas of the McDonald’s restaurants in Hastings has reopened today.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 1:25 pm

The fast-food chain said the restaurant has been able to open again following a successful pilot.

The restaurant, in John Macadam Way, St Leonards, will reopen soon.

This follows the reopening for takeaway, drive-through and McDelivery over the past seven weeks.

Around 700 restaurants will reopen for dine-in today, according to McDonald’s.

McDonald’s said: “Social distancing measures will be in place and, to prevent congestion, the restaurant will carefully manage the number of customers inside.

“When arriving, customers will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and follow the safety measures laid out in restaurants to help keep them, other customers and restaurant teams safe. Food will be served by table-service only with customers able to order directly to their table via the My McDonald’s App, at the till or kiosk.

“In line with Government guidance, McDonald’s will be asking customers that choose to eat-in to leave their contact details by using their smart phone to either scan a QR code taking them to a dedicated webpage or visiting that webpage directly with the URL details provided on each table. Customers will be asked to leave the name of the lead member and the number of people within their group, a phone number, the date and time of visit and the restaurant number (identified on each table sticker).”

Reopening the dine-in area will enable some restaurants to take part in the Chancellor’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering 50 per cent off dine-in bills, up to £10 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August.