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Coronavirus Kent: Huge queues as Ashford's McDonald's as branches close tonight

Streams of cars are lining up to get their hands on one last McDonald's meal before they close tonight.

Pictures have surfaced of large queues affecting the entrances to some of Ashford's business parks, with traffic backing onto key roads.

Cars have been queuing for more than 250 metres to get their last Big Macs from the Eureka Park McDonald's branch
Cars have been queuing for more than 250 metres to get their last Big Macs from the Eureka Park McDonald's branch

The town's branch at Eureka Park is experiencing a similar jam to get into the fast food outlet.

Vehicles stretched back past the nearby roundabout according to one witness - a distance of more than 250 metres.

The Orbital Park branch, situated near Junction 10A of the M20, is the company's second busiest drive-thru in the world on a normal day.

Today, cars are backing onto The Boulevard just to get one last Big Mac before McDonald's shuts its doors tonight due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Orbital Park McDonald's drive-thru, usually the busiest in Europe, is even busier than normal
The Orbital Park McDonald's drive-thru, usually the busiest in Europe, is even busier than normal
There were similar queues at a Maidstone branch this afternoon too
There were similar queues at a Maidstone branch this afternoon too

Customers are only allowed to use the drive-thru and takeaway facilities, with seating areas having been shut down five days ago.

Branches across the county, including a drive-thru in Gillingham are experiencing similar congestion problems due to tonight's shutdown, with the roundabout by the Whitfield McDonald's completely gridlocked.

Footage of the Gillingham's queues were captured earlier this afternoon and there were also similar scenes in Maidstone.

Footage of queues Gillingham

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