But it was short lived for some when they realized that the menu was very limited.
Not only that, customers in the North weren’t impressed when the fast food chain reopened more than 39 of its UK branches to buyers earlier this week – all based in the south.
However, McDonald’s CEO Paul Pomroy explained the reason for these two things in an email to customers – and this could be good news for us in the north of the country and fans of a certain small product. -lunch.
First of all about the limited menu, Pomroy said he only offers a limited menu because some foods can be difficult for workers to prepare while maintaining social distancing rules in the kitchen.
He explained that articles such as wraps and milkshakes create additional traffic in certain parts of the kitchen and added that “we need more time to make sure we can bring them back to you, without affecting safety measures.” that we have put in place. “
And for those who miss their McMuffin patch, this is the last one.
A McDonald’s spokesperson told The Sun, “Over the coming weeks and months, we will slowly be adding more services and menu items – including the reintroduction of our much-missed McMuffins, but only when we know we can do it while allowing our employees to work safely. “
Now, on the subject of more restaurants, especially those in the north, Pomroy said he “had not forgotten any part of the UK or Ireland” and teased the possibility of opening more restaurants soon with an announcement scheduled for next week.
He said, “I promise I haven’t forgotten any part of the UK or Ireland. We take our time to test new ways of working in our restaurants, ensuring that we can continue to help our teams work safely and return to the communities we have proudly served for so many years. ”
Pomroy went on to add, “Next week we will confirm the schedule for reopening all of our Drive Thrus, as well as when and where we will increase McDelivery’s availability.
“Over the next few months, we will explore how to expand the menu, increase our hours of operation, and reintroduce these much-missed McMuffins for breakfast.
“We do this deliberately with caution, guided by information provided by governments and health authorities. By working with our employees, franchisees and suppliers, I want to make sure that we don’t get to the next stage of reopening at the right time, when we are confident. is safe for us to do.
“I am very grateful for your continued patience on this matter. “