McDonalds drive-thrus have been reopening this week with massive queues reported across the country.

At Chingford Fountain McDonald’s drive-thru service resumed without a hitch.

The Sewardstone Road branch, which reopened its drive thru on June 2, had less than ten vehicles queuing for a big mac fix when service began at 11am this morning.

The branch had experienced large queues of hungry happy-meal shoppers the day it temporarily closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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There was a small queue for the Sewardstone Road branch at 11am this morning.

The fast-food chain is gradually reopening nationwide this week, with a further 497 restaurants opening their drive-thru's from 11am, and 43 restaurants offering McDelivery.

A McDonald's spokesman said: "We are glad to be back but it will look a little different and may take a little longer, so please bear with us.

"We have fewer employees in our kitchens to enable our teams to social distance and work safely.

"We will have a limited menu (no breakfast or Shakes for now) and will open for reduced hours (11am-10pm).

"We encourage you to use contactless payment methods and cap your spend at £25.

"For those visiting our Drive Thrus, you can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App - we’ll start preparing your order when you’re near the restaurant.

"We’re delighted to be returning to communities across the UK and Ireland, thank you for your continued support and patience. We look forward to seeing you soon."

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