McDonald’s To Close All UK Restaurants On Queen’s Funeral

McDonald's is set to close all its restaurants for the Queen's funeral on Monday. 
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McDonald’s is set to close all its restaurants for the Queen’s funeral on Monday. 

The fast-food chain took to Twitter on September 14 and confirmed the news in a statement.

It read: “All of our UK restaurants will be closed on Monday until 5pm, to allow everyone at McDonald’s to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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“Operating hours and services may vary after 5pm, so please check our app before travelling.”

Depending on the area, operating hours may differ following 5pm.

The closure means that 1,270 branches will be shut, and around 120,000 employees will be given time to mourn the Queen with the rest of the nation.

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In the comments, one customer asked McDonald’s whether deliveries will still continue, to which it stated that they should be ‘rest assured they will be aiming to make deliveries as soon as possible’.

Although the fast-food chain’s restaurants will be closed, it will apparently not affect staff, who will still be paid for their arranged hours.

McDonald’s is set to close all its restaurants for the Queen’s funeral on Monday. Credit: Alamy

According to the BBC, Her Majesty’s funeral will take place on September 19, at 11am.

It will be held at Westminister Abbey and it’s believed leaders and royals from around the world will attend, including US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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The funeral will be broadcast on BBC and be available to stream on BBC iPlayer. There will also be updates on the broadcaster’s website and radio stations.

Other networks will also relay the event and it will also be shown on big screens in cities and towns across the UK.

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