KFC reopens 11 UK branches for takeaway amid Covid-19 crisis

KFC has announced it is reopening 11 of its 900 stores across the UK for takeaway orders.

The fast-food restaurant made the decision to temporarily close its doors last month “protect the wellbeing and safety” of its customers and staff, following government regulations of a lockdown to help stop the spread of the coronavirus

The 11 outlets which will be open for delivery include: Heaton Chapel, Tamworth, New Oscott, Manchester Hulme, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Ipswich – Cardinal Park, Glasgow – Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park, Enfield – Coliseum Retail Park and Manchester – Deansgate.

The outlets will be operating a limited menu and have implemented a number of measures to observe social distancing in these restaurants, which include placing tape on the floor to create designated working zones two metres apart and operating with just one person per station and fewer team members. 

A KFC spokesperson said: “Over the last week, we’ve reopened 11 of our restaurants in the UK. They’re open for delivery only and are serving a limited menu, operated by fewer team members with new procedures in place to help ensure we’re following social distancing guidelines. 

“There’s still a need for affordable, accessible food at this time – so we want to do our part. We’ve also donated thousands of meals from all our open restaurants to those on the frontline, including the NHS and key workers, in partnership with Deliveroo, and will continue to do so each week whilst the situation continues.”

KFC has already donated over 3,000 meals to NHS staff and key workers in the last week and have “committed” to provide 100 free meals from each open restaurant every Tuesday to those on the frontline.

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