McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC Close in U.K. Amidst Coronavirus Fears

By Anna Breuer on 24 March 2020
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A Costa Coffee location in London

If you are having a Big Mac Attack in the British Isles, you may be out of luck.

Numerous U.S.-based and local fast-food chains including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, and McDonald’s have closed their doors in the United Kingdom amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The move came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all non-essential shops and food outlets to close as Britain continues to grapple with the pandemic that has resulted in the deaths of thousands across the globe.  Even drive-through windows have been deemed unsafe

Domino’s Pizza will continue to make deliveries but its restaurants will remain closed, the company said.

Others that are closing include bakery chain Greggs, Costa Coffee, and Nando’s, a South African chain that offers Portuguese-style food.

In Ireland, McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, and Nando’s as well as Galway-based Supermac’s have temporarily suspended operations.

Meanwhile, Starbucks said it has reopened most of its coffee shops in China, where the coronavirus pandemic began.

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