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Containment: McDonald's reopens restaurants


The American brand resumes take-out and home delivery to around thirty restaurants.

Does the return of the Big Mac sign the beginning of the end of the confinement of the French? The American brand, which had closed its 1490 points of sale very quickly after March 15, resumes take-out and home delivery, in around thirty restaurants. Twelve are already being tested in the west of France; there will soon be three more in Île-de-France, and a further fifteen if the experience is conclusive . "We are preparing for deconfinement, which will require maintaining the right protective measures to guarantee the safety of employees, customers and delivery people," said a spokesperson.

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Faced with the concern of employees, the tests are carried out only on a voluntary basis. Three times a week, all security procedures are reassessed. According to management, employee representatives have been informed of the existence of a guide to good practice, validated by a scientific committee of experts in infectiology and virology. This guide provides that all team members are equipped with masks. They work in small teams to avoid crossovers. Ground markings and markings help them maintain the distance of a minimum of one meter. The frequency of hand washing has been doubled and the cleaning of kitchens has been reinforced. Cash is no longer accepted. Finally, the number of delivery couriers is controlled, by limiting orders.

McDonald's, like all fast-food brands, could have left its restaurants open for take-out and home delivery, throughout the confinement period. The government has never banned it. "McDonald's has made the choice to suspend its activities, the time to put in place all these security procedures," insists his spokesperson. McDo normally carries out slightly less than 50% of its take-out business. In 850 restaurants where possible, home delivery represents 10% of sales. These deliveries are made in partnership with Uber Eats, Stuart from the McDo application, and Deliveroo recently.

Source: lefigaro

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