Published: 10:03, 02 June 2020
| Updated: 11:10, 04 June 2020
Every McDonald's drive-thru in Kent has reopened in a big boost for fast food lovers - with the Orpington branch the last in the county to resume trading after it reopened today.
The fast food giant has already resumed food deliveries at some branches, with the drive-thru and delivery bills capped at £25 per car or order.
Perspex screens have been installed and employees are wearing protective equipment.
In strict new measures, all employees have been asked to confirm they are fit and able to work, and the company is using contactless thermometers with temperatures taken on arrival at work for every shift.
There is a limited menu with no breakfast or shakes for now - and they are open between 11am and 10pm.
Social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas.
The maximum spend in drive-thrus is capped at £25 per car and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods wherever possible.
A spokesperson for the company said: "Over the last fortnight, our employees, franchisees and suppliers have worked tirelessly to implement new procedures to enable safe working so that we can now help all parts of the UK and Ireland to enjoy the return of the Big Mac."
To manage the "anticipated demand", McDonald's has been releasing the locations of the reopening restaurants on the morning of each day.
The branches which have reopened are:
It is understood the Hart Street branch in Maidstone is opening tomorrow but others are yet to be confirmed.
These are the branches already open:
There were reports of lengthy queues when the fast food chain opened drive-thrus in Gillingham and Strood, following weeks of closure.