Discover the new McDonald’s European restaurant for the coronavirus era

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In a restaurant trial in the Dutch city of Arnhem, McDonald’s looked for ways to maintain physical distance when the coronavirus lockout is relaxed.

New features

Entrance hand sanitizers, seen below, designated waiting areas, and Big Macs delivered on meal carts to separate customers could become a feature of McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands when they are opened. allowed to reopen.

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Safety first

If they reopen, they will need to keep customers and staff at least 1.5 meters apart to avoid a new wave of infections. “We have been trying to figure out how to keep our customers and employees safe, while maintaining a restaurant atmosphere,” McDonald’s Netherlands spokesperson Eunice Koekkoek told Reuters.

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Keep a distance

Restaurants, bars and other public places in the Netherlands have been closed since March 15th. The decision to reopen restaurants and bars is expected around May 12, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte has ruled out a return to normal.

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Table service

McDonald’s says it could introduce table service, with burgers and fries on wheels to customers on wheeled carts from which they can pick up their orders.

(Piroschka van de Wouw / Reuters)

Screened tables

McDonald’s plans that its new configuration, which may include plastic screens between tables, will work in 180 large restaurants at its 252 franchises across the country.

(Piroschka van de Wouw / Reuters)

About three-quarters of the 39,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide were up and running since Thursday, including almost all of its nearly 14,000 locations in the United States, where drive-through services are common.

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