The Galway-based company said they will reopen 15 outlets across Ireland for drive-through, collection and delivery.

A month after closing its’ doors following the outbreak of coronavirus, fast food group Supermac’s has announced it will be reopening some restaurants for “limited services”.

Following discussions with authorities, staff and its suppliers, the company, which had closed all of its restaurants by March 26th, will be opening a number of outlets across the country to provide delivery, drive-through and a drive-and-collect system.

As of today, three outlets in Galway will open while a further 12 of the company’s 106 outlets will open on Friday.

“Since we closed on March 26th, we have spent that time developing systems and processes in order to open and provide a service to the community where safety, wellbeing and standards are not compromised”

The move is likely to be particularly welcomed by farmers, with Supermac’s spending about €40 million on Irish farm produce last year.

The fast food chain said in a statement; “The outlets will open on a phased basis in locations where the company can provide hot cooked meals to the public while fully implementing government guidelines regarding social distancing for our staff and customers.

“Since we closed on March 26th, we have spent that time developing systems and processes in order to open and provide a service to the community where safety, wellbeing and standards are not compromised.”

There will be a dedicated work station for each staff member and full PPE will be provided. Staff will have their temperature monitored before each shift. The Galway-based company also said that social distancing guidelines would be fully implemented and all payments will be made via contactless card payments.

All sit-in facilities will remain closed at Supermac’s outlets until further notice. A full list out the outlets opening can be found here

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 22 April, 2020

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