KFC has reopened several restaurants for delivery only, with further reopenings planned in the coming weeks.
The quick service brand reopened 11 sites last week with a limited menu and fewer staff members to ensure social distancing.
The restaurants open are Heaton Chapel, Tamworth, New Oscott, Manchester Hulme, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Ipswich - Cardinal Park, Glasgow - Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow - Great Western Retail Park, Enfield - Coliseum Retail Park and Manchester – Deansgate.
A spokesperson told MCA: “We’re looking at additional restaurants to open over the next few weeks – but if we can’t do it responsibly we won’t do it all.”
KFC UK & Ireland said returning to work was on an opt-in basis for staff, and only those who can travel to work without public transport had been asked to return.
Social distancing in restaurants includes placing tape on the floor to create designated working zones two metres apart and operating with just one person per station and fewer team members.
The limited menu prevents the need for team members to cross stations.
There are also markings on the floor for delivery drivers so they keep their distance while waiting to collect orders.
KFC donated 3,000 meals to NHS and key workers last week, Over the last few days, we’ve continued to donate hundreds more and have committed to provide 100 free meals from each open restaurant every Tuesday to those on the frontline
A KFC Spokesperson said: “Over the last week, we’ve reopened 11 of our restaurants in the UK. They’re open for delivery only and are serving a limited menu, operated by fewer team members with new procedures in place to help ensure we’re following social distancing guidelines. There’s still a need for affordable, accessible food at this time - so we want to do our part. We’ve also donated thousands of meals from all our open restaurants to those on the frontline, including the NHS and key workers, in partnership with Deliveroo, and will continue to do so each week whilst the situation continues.”
KFC reopens select delivery-only sites
KFC reopened 11 restaurants for delivery only last week, with further reopenings planned in the coming weeks if possible. The quick service brand is running a limited menu and fewer staff members to ensure social distancing. Staff have been asked back on an opt-in basis and only if they can travel without public transport. The restaurants open include Heaton Chapel, Manchester, Portsmouth, Bracknell and Glasgow. A spokesperson told MCA: “We’re looking at additional restaurants to open over the next few weeks – but if we can’t do it responsibly we won’t do it all.”