McDonald’s will close 1,270 UK restaurants on Monday night for fear of a coronavirus, according to a statement released on Sunday.
The announcement came when Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all restaurants and cafes to be closed, although pensions were excluded from the decision.
McDonald’s still offered takeout and services, but the facility was closed to the public, according to the BBC. “We made the difficult decision to close all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23,” the company said.
“This is not a decision we make lightly, but it is made for the well-being and safety of our employees and in the best interest of our customers.” The network said the employees were directly employed by the company and that they would receive full payment for their schedule scheduled for April 5, the BBC reported. The company estimates that the government financing program will begin when employees receive 80% of their salary.
McDonald’s has approximately 135,000 employees in the UK. “The past 24 hours have shown that maintaining a safe social distance is becoming increasingly difficult due to the frequency of restaurants and take-out restaurants,” Pomroy said on television. “During all of this, I knew we would only continue to work as long as it was safe for our employees. With our franchisees, we believe it is time to make this decision.”
Let us hope that this tough time passes soon and McDonald’s starts serving the best quality of burgers and other food in which it is specialized at the earliest. McDonald’s has been serving great quality of food and services for a good time in the United Kingdom. We hope that it resumes its services in no time.