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Will McDonald’s, Greggs, KFC and Subway be open during the second lockdown in England?

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Will McDonald’s, Greggs, KFC and Subway be open during the second lockdown in England?


Which fast food chains will be staying open in lockdown?

England is heading back into a second lockdown from Thursday, as the country struggles to contain the second wave of coronavirus that has led to a surge in cases.

As of Thursday many non-essential shops will close for four weeks – while pubs and restaurants will only be able to offer a takeaway or delivery service.

The last lockdown in March saw many of the high street’s fast food giants – including McDonald’s, Greggs, KFC and Subway – shut up shop completely, but will they be staying open this time?

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Will McDonald’s be open during lockdown?

McDonald’s will remain open in England (Picture: PA)

While they shut all their branches during the first lockdown in March, McDonald’s has confirmed that this time they will be remaining open for drive-thru, takeaway and delivery orders.

A McDonald’s spokesperson explained: ‘Following [the] announcement of a new four week lockdown in England, we have confirmed that our Drive-Thru, takeaway and delivery services can remain open. Our dine-in areas will be closed during this period starting on November 5. 

‘We will continue to follow the guidance and regulations as set out by public health and government authorities and will confirm any changes to our services to our employees first and then our customers.’

The chain is also offering a 30% discount on main menu items at the majority of its branches across the country, which runs until November 15.

Will Greggs be open during lockdown?

Your steak bake is safe (Picture: Getty Images)

Greggs will also be remaining open during lockdown for takeaway and delivery orders – good news for those people wanting their first festive bake of the year – which can be made via JustEat or via the Greggs website or Greggs Rewards app.

Branches will also remain open for customers to order from there, but seating areas will be closed.

Will KFC be open during lockdown?

KFC closed last time but will be open this time (Picture: Getty Images)

KFC is also among the chains which will be remaining open for takeaway and delivery during the lockdown period.

Customers can order through the KFC app, or through UberEats, JustEat or Deliveroo – plus drive-thru services will also be available in some of its restaurants.

You’ll also be able to order takeaways in-store.

Will Subway be open during lockdown?

Subway will be open for your footlong needs (Picture: Getty Images)

The sandwich chain is following in the footsteps of other eateries and remaining open for takeaway and delivery during lockdown – having closed during the previous one back in March.

Customers will be able to order their footlongs via the Subway app as well as via UberEats, JustEat and Deliveroo.

You can also order your takeaways in-store.

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