In pictures: Hungry customers head to McDonald's as fast food giant reopens more North East drive-thrus

Peckish punters were spotted queuing up at McDonald’s drive-thrus across the North East as more than 20 branches began welcoming customers following coronavirus lockdown measures.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 5:18 pm
More McDonald's branches have opened across the North East today.

McDonald’s announced on Wednesday, June 3 that more than 20 branches – including Peterlee, South Shields, Hartlepool and Berwick – would be open for drive-thru from today. And customers weren’t wasting any time. Our photographer headed out to check out the queues, and it’s safe to say families across the region have still got the appetite for one of those famous burgers with fries. Check out our pictures here.

Waiting in line for that McDonald's fix in Berwick.
A bit of patience needed in the queue at Berwick McDonald's.

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Vehicles wait their turn for the drive-thru at McDonald's, Bowburn.
Customers at the drive-thru in Burn Road, Hartlepool, on Wednesday, June 3.
A list of drive-thrus reopened for the first time on Wednesday, June 3.
Taking the trip at Dalton Park.
This branch in Peterlee was among those welcoming drive-thru customers on Wednesday, June 3.
Pulling up to the window at Dalton Park McDonald's.
Choosing that all-important menu favourite at Wolviston McDonald's.
The firm opened five North East outlets on Tuesday this week - with more following on Wednesday, June 3.
A busy moment at McDonald's in Burn Road, Hartlepool.
Have you been yet?
McDonald's has introduced a number of safety measures at its sites.