McDonald's reveals what its restaurants have to do in order to reopen safely
Cleaner tables, distanced seating and closed Play Places are among the measures
As McDonald’s begins to gradually reopen its restaurants for dine-in customers, the fast food giant has released a letter outlining the steps it’s taking in order to keep everyone safe.
Among the measures you’ll see next time you’re able to eat inside a McDonald’s are some closed seating areas to enhance social distancing, more regular cleaning of tables, and closed Play Places.
Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, wrote an open letter detailing the conditions that restaurants have to meet in order to reopen.
He wrote, “As we come together again, we are prioritizing staying safely apart. We are building on the processes already in place such as wellness checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, masks and gloves for employees with the addition of new procedures, and training for the reopening of dining rooms. These will serve as a set of nationwide standards for operations across all 14,000 U.S. McDonald’s locations. All restaurants must implement these standards, in addition to state and local laws, before reopening a dining room.”
The letter continues: “New procedures and guidelines for in-restaurant dining include:
--Closing some seating and tables to accommodate social distancing
--More frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces, including tables
--Continued care efforts, including crew members wearing masks or face coverings, and gloves, and making masks available for customers in municipalities where they are required
--Keeping Play Places closed and modifying our dine-in beverage procedures to minimize contact .