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McDonald's reopens more than 20 drive-thrus across North East TODAY - this is where they are

McDonalds has reopened more than 20 drive-thru restaurants across the North East on Wednesday, June 3.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 12:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 1:04 pm

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The fast food giant announced last week that it planned to reopen more than 1,000 branches nationwide for collection and/delivery after successful pilot schemes.

The firm reopened five North East outlets yesterday – one at the Metrocentre and four in County Durham – prompting huge queues.

And on Wednesday, McDonald’s announced a further 24 sites would open, from Berwick to Teesside, including Hartlepool, South Shields, Dalton Park, Peterleee, and Alnwick and Ashington.

Coal Lane, Wolviston

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The firm says it has introduced a number of changes including social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas, perspex screens at drive-thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.

All employees are being asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and contactless thermometers will be used to take their temperatures on arrival at work for every shift.

Deliveries will be contactless for both staff and customers and restaurants are running return with smaller teams, offering a limited menu and operating reduced hours.

Marina Way, Hartlepool

The restaurants reopening on Wednesday are:

NORTHUMBERLAND

Loaning Meadows, Berwick

Lintonville Parkway, Ashington

Traffic queues at the site in Burn Road, Hartlepool

Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick

DURHAM

Arnison Centre

Wolviston Services

Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee

Thinford Road, Thinford

Pond Court Business Park, Consett

Dalton Park

Clifford Road, Stanley

TEESSIDE

Trunk Road, Eston

Teesside Retail Park

Summerville Farm, Stockton

Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough

Stainton Way, Coulby Newham

Portrack Lane Retail Park

Thrush Road, Redcar

Middlesbrough Leisure Park

Hartlepool Marina

Burn Road, Hartlepool

Allens Way, Thornaby

Pheasant Fields Lane, Skelton

TYNE & WEAR

Towers Place, South Shields

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