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    Operators announce next wave of reopenings


    Dishoom and Crussh are among the latest operators to open their doors this week, whilst the reopening programmes of Loungers, Turtle Bay, Franco Manca and more have started to pick up momentum. Of the larger to-go operators, KFC, McDonald’s and Costa have reached reopening milestones this week, whilst Greggs announced a significant acceleration in its reopening plans.

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    Sector sees next wave of reopenings


    McDonald’s, Greggs and Pret have all announced substantial reopenings this week as they continue to pursue a phased recovery of their large-scale estates. In casual dining, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Tonkotso and Thaikun have opened further sites.

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    McDonald’s to reopen all drive-thru restaurants next week


    McDonald’s has announced it will open all its drive-thru stores next week.

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    Costa to reopen all drive-thru’s next week


    Costa is set to reopen all of its drive-thru stores by the end of next week

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    McDonald’s reopens 39 drive-thru lanes


    McDonald’s has reopened the drive-thru lanes in 39 of its UK and Ireland restaurants.

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    McDonald’s announces new raft of openings


    McDonald’s UK CEO Paul Pomroy has announced a new wave of reopenings by the burger giant on Wednesday, although at first it will be on a delivery-only basis exclusively via Uber Eats. Orders will also be capped at £25. Pomroy said 15 restaurants in the South East will offer delivery from 11am tomorrow as we “seek to safely reopen our restaurants. We will have a £25 order cap as we adjust to smaller teams and social distancing in our kitchens. I want to reiterate the restaurants, Drive Thrus and their car parks remain closed, we will only be serving food via Uber Eats this week.

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    Navigating the double edged sword of delivery


    Delivery and takeaway are one of the only tangible ways left for operators to serve customers during the coronavirus outbreak. With consumers no longer able to eat out, common sense logic assumed they would simply transfer spending to delivery. Yet for various reasons, this has not played out as expected, ...

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    McDonald’s to offer limited delivery from 13 May


    McDonald’s UK CEO Paul Pomroy has announced a “slow but safe” gradual return to operations - but its breakfast menu will temporarily be unavailable. On May 13th it will reopen 15 of its 1,350 UK restaurants on a delivery only basis, working with Uber Eats and Just Eat and offering a limited menu. The locations will be announced next week as the business assesses employee availability.

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    McDonald’s begins tests for reopening


    McDonald’s is carrying out tests this week in preparation for reopening a number of sites, UK CEO Paul Pomroy has said.

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    Editor’s Opinion: Hang tight and plan your return


    The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. It’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world and numbers continue to rise. As dreadful as that is, the long term socio-economic impact is more disturbing. The virus has created a level of disruption to health, society, and the economy that’s never happened before, outside of wartime. And while there is plenty of speculation on how life in general may get back to normal post-lockdown, with vaguely optimistic or pessimistic dates floating around, there is no clarity on how or when this might end.

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    Timeline: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded


    Here are just some of the twists and turns over the last few weeks. If you want to read all the MCA coverage of the coronavirus crisis click here.

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    McDonald’s pulls guidance following significant sales dip


    McDonald’s has pulled both its FY20 and long-term guidance following a significant March sales decline across its markets.

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    JDW accused of abandoning staff


    JD Wetherspoon has been accused of abandoning its 43,000 staff after boss Tim Martin insisted the chain could not afford to pay them during the coronavirus crisis until the company was reimbursed for their wages by the government.

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    Roadchef to continue ‘as long as possible’ after Mcdonald’s and Costa closures


    Roadchef has vowed to carry on serving food on the nation’s road network, despite the loss of McDonald’s and Costa Coffee.

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    Why are big brands abandoning takeaway and delivery?


    Takeaway and delivery last week emerged as a possible silver lining to the biblical storm clouds posing an existential threat to the restaurant and bar industry.

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    Subway, Tortilla, Pure and Wahaca to shut down entirely


    Subway and Tortilla will close all of their restaurants for delivery, takeaway and collection today.

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    McDonalds, Nando’s and Pret among brands to close entire estate


    McDonalds, Nando’s and Starbucks are among a list of operators that have announced estate-wide closures following Friday’s Government announcement.

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    McDonalds removes dine-in


    McDonalds UK has closed all seating areas in its restaurants as of 5am this morning in response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

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    Sunak needs to Super-Size it


    The government has put the hospitality industry into limbo, and limbo is a terrible place to be. Yesterday, the PM warned the British public against visiting pubs, restaurants, theatres and bars across the country. For an industry already taking a battering by the coronavirus this was a staggering blow. Effectively the UK has been warned off visiting the likes of Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and more.

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    Pressure, power and positivity


    Not to be overly optimistic, and perhaps it’s just the inevitable emergence from a lengthy and brutal period of rationalisation and consolidation, but things appear to be looking up. Admittedly the upticks predicted for 2020 are tiny, like 1% growth for casual dining and a 0.3% acceleration for food to go. But after the carnage of the last couple of years, positive news, however slight, will come as welcome news for the operators that skilfully navigated their way through it.