Oh happy happy days as McDonald’s re-open all six of their Peterborough drive thru stores

PUBLISHED: 10:34 21 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:05 21 May 2020

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

© Terry Harris

You only to have to look at the smiles on their faces to see how the simple pleasures of life are what many of us have missed the most.

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Thursday 21 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Thursday 21 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

Re-opening of half a dozen drive thru McDonald’s in Peterborough prompted a Klondike-style rush that lit up the county.

Whilst other stores across Cambridgeshire remained closed, the decision to re-open these stores in Peterborough prompted queuing on an almost unprecedented scale.

A spokesman said: “With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things may take a little longer – and high demand is anticipated”.

But queuing customers were also warned not to take the joy of re-opening for granted. For the company also had this warning to its army of customers frustrated at being denied their favourite fast food during lockdown.

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

Their spokesman added: “McDonald’s and its franchisees are working closely with local authorities and the police and may determine that it is necessary to close drive thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk.”

For now, though it is business not quite as usual but business nonetheless,

The menu is reduced, and spending limited to £25 per car.

And customers are being advised, if possible, to pay by contactless card as opposed to cash.

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

As can be seen from these photographs, its customers have got some, if not quite all, of the messages.

Stores re-opened are:

Peterborough (Boongate)

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

Peterborough (Bourges Boulevard)

Peterborough (Eye Green)

Peterborough (Glinton)

Peterborough (Hampton)

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

Peterborough (Morrisons, Lincoln Road)

McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough,
City, Peterborough
Wednesday 20 May 2020. 
Picture by Terry Harris.McDonalds Opens 6 restaurants in Peterborough, City, Peterborough Wednesday 20 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.


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