Which KFC, Pret A Manger and Burger King branches are reopening for delivery - and when will McDonald’s be reopening?

Across the UK, bars and restaurants are closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, and many people are left missing their fast food favourites

This is what you need to know about branches reopening (Photo: Shutterstock)
This is what you need to know about branches reopening (Photo: Shutterstock)

So it’ll be good news for some that major fast food chains are beginning to open their doors again to offer delivery, as increased safety measures are put in place.

Here are the fast food chains that will be offering delivery at certain branches.

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Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger has revealed that some of their branches will reopen.

The announcement said: “We are incredibly grateful that 160 Team Members have volunteered to help reopen 10 shops in London, located close to hospitals.

“In doing so, this will help give frontline healthcare workers better access to freshly prepared food while also getting our supply chain up and running again to deliver food to the homeless.”

The shops reopened from Thursday 16 April and are operating as a takeaway and delivery service only.

The announcement also stated that a 50 per cent discount for NHS workers will be implemented until the end of the month.

The ten shops being opened are in and around Greater and Central London. They will be open from 8am to 2pm everyday, but customers will not be allowed to sit inside the cafe, and instead must take away.

This is the full list of stores reopening:

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- Fulham Road

- South Kensington

- St George University

- St John’s Wood

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- Tooting Broadway

- Kings Road, 35-37

- City Road, 161

- Great Portland Street, 136

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- Vauxhall, St George’s Wharf

- Warren Street

In late April, it was reported that Pret a Manger was seeking an emergency government bailout, and was asking for £87 million from global banks to make up for the money it has lost since non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants were ordered to close.

Burger King

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Burger King announced that it would be operating at four branches from Friday 17 April.

Two of these sites were in Bristol, one was in Swindon and another in Coventry,operating as delivery only services and will be running a stripped down menu.

Katie Evans, marketing director at Burger King UK, said: “We hope that reopening these restaurants for delivery services goes some way to lifting our customers’ spirits in these difficult times.”

Evans also said that NHS staff would benefit from Burger King giving away 1,000 meals a week to those based nearby.

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She said: “We want to demonstrate how appreciative everyone at Burger King UK is of their efforts in these unprecedented times.”

On 29 April, a handful of other Burger Chain branches also ‘re-opened’; customers can place their orders using delivery services Deliveroo and Just Eat.

The full list of ‘open’ branches is as follows:

- Aberdeen

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- Bristol - Bath Road

- Bristol - Eastgate

- Coventry C6 - Central 6 Retail Park

- Dundee

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- Havant

- Hillington

- Merton

- Reading

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- Springfield Quay

- Southampton

- Swindon D/T - Queen’s Dr, SN3 1AR

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KFC

11 KFC restaurants around the UK initially reopened for delivery from a limited menu, but this number has now extended to 15.

These restaurants are based in London, Hampshire, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sussex, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire.

An announcement from KFC said: “We’ve spent the time since the closure developing new processes to ensure we can reopen carefully and responsibly, which we’ve now started to do.

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“We also saw the impact the situation is having on those who may not be able to easily get to the supermarkets, like key workers. There’s a need for affordable, accessible food and we wanted to do our part.”

This is the full list of branches that have ‘reopened’ as of 30 April:

- Heaton Chapel

- Tamworth

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- New Oscott

- Manchester Hulme

- Manchester Deansgate

- Portsmouth

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- Aldershot

- Ipswich – Cardinal Park

- Glasgow – Pollockshaw Road

- Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park

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- Enfield – Coliseum Retail Park

- Bury - Moorgate Retail Park

- Bently Bridge - Bentley Bridge Pleasure Park

- Great Bridge - Great Bridge Retail Park

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- Romford Gallows - Colchester Road

- Tyburn - Kingsbury Road

- Norwich - Mile Cross Lane

- Brighton - Western Road

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- Putney - High Street

- Mornington Crescent

- Hammersmith - Kings Street

- Ashford - Eureka Leisure Park

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- Broadstairs - Westwood Retail Park

- Dover - Honey Wood Retail Park

- Birmingham - Martineau Place

- Grimsby - Birchin Way

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- Rochdale - Kingsway Retail Park

- Wakefield - Westgate Retail Park

- Glasgow - Nitshill Road

- Northampton - Towcester Road

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- Wrexham - St Georges Crescent

- Southampton - Above Bar Street

- Sheffield - Queens Road

- Lancaster - Penny Street

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- Oxley - Bushbury Lane

- Manchester Fort Shopping Park

- Farnworth - Albert Road

- Bloxwich - Leamore Lane

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- Wythenshawe - Rowlands Way

- East Kilbride - Kingsgate Retail Park

- Slough - Farnham Road

- Leyton - Lea Bridge Road

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- Whitechapel - High Street

- Brighton - London Road

- Weymouth - Jubilee Close

- Bournemouth - Winborne Road

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- Poole - Ashley Road

- Gillingham - Canterbury Street

- Penge - High Street

- Edinburgh - South Charlotte Street

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- Bristol - Avonmeads Retail Park

- Oldbury - Wolverhampton Road

- Wolverhampton - Penn Road Retail Park

- Durham - City Retail Park

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- Scunthorpe - Lakeside Retail Park

- Govan - Helen Street

- Northampton - Nene Park Sixfields

- Newcastle under Lyme - Liverpool Road

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- Plymouth - Mutley Plain

- Swindon - Delta Park

- Colindale - The Hyde

- Cardiff - Queen Street

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- Alperton - Western Avenue

- Epsom - High Street

- London - Walworth Road

- Ashford - Middlesex

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- Ealing - The Mall

- Brighton - London Road

- Weymouth - Jubilee Close

- Edinburgh - South Charlotte Street

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- Bristol - Avonmeads Retail Park

- Scunthorpe - Lakeside Retail Park

- Cardiff - Queen Street

- Epsom - High Street

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- Ashford - Middlesex

- Crawley - High Street

- Aberdeen - Great North Road

- Bristol - Shield Retail Park

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- South Woodford - George Lane

More branches are expected to reopen in the coming days; more information can be found on KFC’s website

When will McDonald’s reopen?

There hasn’t been any official word on when McDonald’s might be reopening its doors to the public.

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In the announcement to say that they would be closing, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s UK and Ireland, Paul Pomroy, said: “It has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult and there we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March.”

McDonald's has been testing reopening a branch this week, but the branch will only open for "operational tests" and will remain closed to customers.

But while their doors remain closed, McDonald’s has been sharing recipes for some of their most popular items on social media.

This is the recipe for their sausage and egg McMuffin, with a hash brown, according to McDonald’s.

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Ingredients:

- 1 English muffin

- 75g of sausage meat

- 1 egg

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- 1 slice of American cheese

- 1 potato

Method

To make the sausage and egg McMuffin, you’ll need to toast your English muffin until golden brown.

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Season your sausage meat with some salt and pepper and shape into balls. Flatten them into patty shapes and cook under a preheated grill for six to seven minutes on either side.

For your egg, brush the inside of a metal ring with a little oil and place in a frying pan and pour in just enough water to cover the base - bring to a boil. Crack your egg into the ring and cover the pan for two to three minutes until cooked.

To make your hash brown, you’ll need to grate a potato into a bowl, mix in an egg and season with salt and pepper. Shape your potato into the shape of hash brown and heat up a pan with some oil in it.

Cook the grated potato until golden brown on both sides. Assemble your McMuffin and don’t forget your cheese.