McDonald’s open: Which UK branches have reopened for drive-through and delivery?

The fast food chain has reopened a number of restaurants in lockdown

Olivia Petter
Wednesday 20 May 2020 14:22
McDonald's unveils safety measures as select drive-thru restaurants re-open

After closing its doors when the UK was put into lockdown in March, McDonald’s has now reopened several of its restaurants for drive-through and delivery.

On Wednesday 13 May, the fast-food chain opened 15 outlets for takeaway only, with locations including Gillingham, London, and Chelmsford.

The company clarified that it had taken additional health and safety measures to protect staff and customers.

These included taking the temperature of every employee at the start of their shift.

However, within an hour of reopening, customers complained on Twitter that the service was not working through delivery service Uber Eats.

In one response to a customer who was struggling to order from their local branch, McDonald’s said that its “pilot restaurants” were operating slower than usual with smaller teams that were practising social distancing.

“This means we are unable to process as many delivery orders as usual,” they added.

“Please bear with us as we adjust to the new ways of working and prioritise the safety of our people.”

Now, in a bid to resume trading from all of its 1,350 sites across the UK in the coming weeks, McDonald’s has reopened an additional 39 outlets for drive-through.

“These Drive Thru pilot restaurants were all chosen as they are close to one of our distribution centres as we continue to prepare our supply chain for reopening,” the company said on Twitter.

For those looking to get their fast food fix, see below for the full list of McDonald’s branches that are currently open for delivery and drive-through in the UK.


  1. Chelmsford Riverside
  2. Chelmsford Westway
  3. Ipswich Cardinal Park
  4. Boreham Interchange
  5. Luton Leagrave
  6. Watford Hertfordshire Arms
  7. Chaul End Lane, Luton
  8. Beechings Way, Gillingham
  9. Sittingbourne Retail Park
  10. Gillingham Bowaters
  11. Tooting
  12. Dalston
  13. Welling
  14. Harrow
  15. Luton George Street


  1. Dunstable
  2. Luton (Chaul End Lane)
  3. Luton (Leagrave)
  4. Luton retail park (Gipsy Lane)
  5. Peterborough (Boongate)
  6. Peterborough (Bourges Boulevard)
  7. Peterborough (Eye Green)
  8. Peterborough (Glinton)
  9. Peterborough (Hampton)
  10. Peterborough (Morrissons)
  11. Chelmsford (Boreham Interchange)
  12. Chelmsford (Riverside)
  13. Chelmsford (Regiment business park)
  14. Chelmsford (Westway)
  15. Ipswich (Cardinal Park)
  16. Ipswich (Ranelagh Road)
  17. Ipswich (Ravenwood)
  18. Ipswich (Whitehouse)
  19. Bushey
  20. Garston (Watford)
  21. Watford (Hertfordshire Arms)
  22. Medway (Beechings Way)
  23. Bobbing (Sheppey Way)
  24. Gillingham (Bowaters)
  25. Medway (City Estate)
  26. Medway (Valley Park)
  27. Sittingbourne retail park
  28. Strood
  29. Harrow
  30. North Cheam
  31. West Sutton (Oldfields Road)
  32. Hounslow (Travellers Friend)
  33. Tooting
  34. Welling
  35. Nutgrove Shopping Centre (Dublin)
  36. Kylemore Road (Dublin)
  37. East Wall Road (Dublin)
  38. Coolock Retail Park (Dublin)
  39. Belgard Road (Dublin)

You can see the full list online here.

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