Published: 09:20, 24 June 2020
| Updated: 09:40, 24 June 2020
McDonald's has begun serving a limited version of its much-loved breakfast menu in 42 pilot restaurants today, including seven in Kent.
The fast food chain is also reopening 280 of its stores for walk-in takeaway, 13 of which are in the county.
Outlets serving the limited breakfast menu, which includes the sausage and egg McMuffin and hash browns, are Commercial Road, Strood; Medway Valley Leisure Park, Rochester; Sheppey Way, Bobbing; Sittingbourne Retail Park; Beechings Way Industrial Centre, Gillingham; Medway City Estate; and Courteney Road, Gillingham.
Other breakfast favourites you can now tuck into are the bacon roll, cheesy bacon flatbread, pancakes and several versions of the classic McMuffin.
Restaurants opening for walk-in customers are those in High Street, Ashford; Market Sqaure, Bromley; St George's Street, Canterbury; Priory Shopping Centre, London Road and Bluewater in Dartford; Sandgate Lanes Shopping Centre, Folkestone; New Road, Gravesend; Week Street and M20 junction 8, Maidstone; High Street, Margate; High Street, Chatham and Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells.
Serving a limited menu, they will all be operating for the reduced hours of 11am to 10pm.
The walk-in restaurant at the M25 Clacket Lane services opened on Wednesday, June 17.
Outlets have been adapted to ensure social distancing and hygiene so that customers and staff are kept as safe as possible.
Perspex screens have been installed at serving areas and employees are provided with gloves and masks.
Measures include one way systems marked out on the floor, limited numbers of diners being allowed inside at one time and stations providing hand sanitizer.
There will also be fewer self-service screens in use, all of which will be cleaned at least every 30 minutes.
Customers are encouraged to visit alone where possible and can also order their meal via the My McDonald's app.
Seating areas, toilets and lifts will remain closed.