McDonald’s may close dining rooms in US amid rise of Delta variants

But again McDonald’s is thinking re-close dining rooms in areas where COVID cases exceed 250 per 100,000 people on a rolling three-week average.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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With cases of Delta variant rising across parts of the world, restaurants are planning to rejig their operations.

As per reports, McDonald's has asked its franchisees on steps to take to re-close their dining rooms or not reopen at all.

"We have a much deeper sense of what actions make a difference for the safety of our restaurant teams and crew," said Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald's USA during a meeting, reported Reuters.

The QSR chain has temporarily closed dining rooms at nearly all US locations during the pandemic's early days in 2020 with drive-thrus remaining open. Reuters reported 70% had reopened by last month, with the final stores on track to open by Labor Day.

But again McDonald’s is thinking re-close dining rooms in areas where COVID cases exceed 250 per 100,000 people on a rolling three-week average.

"We're monitoring the impact of the Delta variant closely and recently convened together with our franchisees to underscore existing safety protocols, reinforce our people first approach and provide updates on the rise in cases in the country," McDonald's said in a statement to Reuters.

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