Are McDonald’s, Greggs, Nandos, KFC, Costa, Starbucks and Subway open during the second lockdown?


The British are set to enter their second lockdown this year due to the surge in coronavirus cases.From Thursday, November 5 to December 2, the strictest measures will be in place to help try to bring the virus under control.

Sadly, this means more businesses and places are forced to close for the next four weeks, including pubs, restaurants, non-essential stores, hairdressers and beauty salons.

However, the government has confirmed the 21 businesses that can remain open for the duration of the lockdown, while others may still operate a click-through or take-out and delivery service depending on the nature of the business.

The March lockdown saw many high street food chains and cafes forced to close, such as McDonald’s, Greggs, KFC, Starbucks, Costa and Subway.

But it seems there are a few more exceptions this time around and there are also the chains offering delivery and take out.


Those who desperately missed their Maccies patch last time around don’t have to worry.

The fast food chain will still open its Drive-Thru locations and offer takeout and delivery services through Uber Eats and Just Eat.

Catering areas will be closed everywhere.

McDonald’s UK Managing Director Paul Pomroy, however, said that some restaurants’ opening hours and services may vary, so it’s best to check for any changes through the My McDonald’s app and website.


We all know it’s baking season, but whatever your preference, Greggs IS allowed to stay open this time around.

The bakery will be open for take out and delivery through JustEat, the Greggs website or the Greggs Rewards app.

Branches will also remain open for customers to drop by and order from there, but rest areas will be closed.


KFC is also one of the chains that will remain open for delivery and delivery during the lockdown.

Customers can order through the KFC app, or through UberEats, JustEat and Deliveroo.

Drive-thru services will also be available in some of its restaurants and you can also order take-out in-store.


As with the above, Subway will also remain open to take out and delivery services.

Those looking to get their hands on a submarine can order takeout in-store or through the Subway app, UberEats, JustEat, or Deliveroo.


It’s peak holiday drink season and after releasing their long-awaited festive menu, can you put your cold gloves on over a hot drink?

The good news is the answer is YES.

The coffee chain confirmed that from Thursday stores in England will remain open for take-out, delivery and collection services.

The Drive-Thru lanes will also remain open as will the 9,000+ of our Costa Express machines.


Starbucks has confirmed that most of its stores will remain open, but will only offer take-out food and drink.

You can always order inside for take out to stores or via a drive-thru lane, order ahead using the Starbucks UK app to pick up at a store, or have it delivered to Uber Eats (in participating stores).


If this is a chicken solution that will be with you over the next four weeks, you’re in luck.

The chain will still be able to order meals for delivery or take out through Deliveroo or click and collect directly through Nando’s website.


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