As we previously reported, McDonald’s opened six of its drive-thru locations in Dublin, after having their restaurants in Dublin close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dublin residents rushed to the restaurants in Nutgrove, East Wall, Artane, Malahide, Kylemore, Road and Tallagth at 11am to witness the re-opening of the famous food chain restaurants.
The restaurant staff had to wear protective masks and work behind perspex screens in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 among customers and employees alike.
Until the restaurants formally opened, people in cars parked on the Kylemore Road next to the busy Naas Road which is one of the main approach roads to Dublin, causing a minor congestion which had to be resolved by the gardaí.
People were queued up in their cars for over thirty minutes in order to get to the limited McDonald’s menu that gave them a little semblance of normality amid the lockdown. There were no major hold-ups at the drive-thru even though not all employees were back to work and had to follow social distancing measures.
McDonald’s plans to open the rest of its drive-thrus in Ireland at the beginning of June.