Comptoir Libanais, Fuel Juice Bars and D&D London are among the latest operators to reopen sites for delivery and takeaway this week.
On Monday (15 June), Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais opened just one of its 25 sites, on London’s Gloucester Road.
Available for delivery and takeaway via Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats, it is understood that further sites are expected to reopen in the coming weeks.
Juice bar operator Fuel also kickstarted its reopening strategy on Monday, opening nine of its 23 sites.
Having adapted a “new way of serving” in accordance to government guidelines, the to-go business is now open in Reading, Watford, Guildford, Southampton, Kingston, Manchester, Birmingham Bullring and Grand Central, and Telford.
D&D London reopened its first site, Bluebird Chelsea, for delivery and takeaway last Thursday (11 June), and has since launched a similar service from its German Gymnasium restaurant.
From Wednesday (17 June), consumers can order from both brands Wednesday to Sunday via Deliveroo.
Of the larger to-go brands, McDonalds, Greggs and Costa have continued in their fast-pace reopening plans.
McDonald’s began reopening stores for takeaway on Wednesday (17 June), starting with 11 Roadchef locations.
Having already opened over 1,000 restaurants for delivery and takeaway, the fast food giant has said it plans to reopen for walk in gradually, with new distancing measures including one-way systems and capacity limits in place.
Since unveiling its reopening plans earlier this month, Greggs has reopened 800 stores this week.
From Thursday (18 June), the reopened sites will operate for takeaway-only, cash-free and on a reduced menu.
As part of its final phase, the bakery brand plans to have its entire estate reopen by 1 July.
Costa, having already reopened almost 650 stores – it opened a further 131 on Tuesday (16 June) – announced this week that it will open over 1,100 sites by the end of June.
Each outlet will feature PPE, hand sanitiser stations and contactless payments, and designated ‘serving hatches’ have been fitted in its drive-thru stores.
Caffè Nero announced this week that with 250 stores already open, it plans to have 400 stores - half of its estate - open by 5 July.
Since launching its all-new delivery service with Uber Eats last month, the offer is now available in over 160 of its stores nationwide.
Other operators to announce openings this week include Indian fast food brand Wrapchic, which launched delivery and takeaway from four of its stores on Monday, and London-based kebab concept Bababoom, which has said it will reopen its Battersea site on 22 June.
Comptoir Libanais, Fuel Juice Bars and D&D London latest in sector reopenings
Comptoir Libanais, Fuel Juice Bars, D&D London and Wrapchic are among the latest operators to reopen sites for delivery and takeaway this week. Larger to-go brands including McDonalds, Greggs, Costa and Caffè Nero have continued in their fast-pace reopening plans. London-based kebab concept Bababoom has said it will reopen its Battersea site on 22 June.