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McDonalds at Preston Docks, Deepdale and Capitol Centre retail parks see huge queues

Posted on - 3rd June, 2020 - 7:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Deepdale, Food & Drink, Preston News, Riversway, Roads, Takeaways, Transport, What's On in Preston
Queues at the McDonalds in Riversway, Preston Pic: Paul Melling
Queues at the McDonalds in Riversway, Preston Pic: Paul Melling

Drivers experienced up to 90-minute waits as major queues formed for McDonalds drive-throughs.

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The fast-food chain reopened a number of outlets across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley during Wednesday (June 3).

Stewards were out directing traffic at the Riversway McDonalds on Preston Docks while at other restaurants across Lancashire the police were called in due to traffic jams.

Stewards directing traffic at the McDonalds on the Docks Pic: Paul Melling
Stewards directing traffic at the McDonalds on the Docks Pic: Paul Melling

Deepdale Retail Park and Capitol Centre McDonalds drive-throughs also reopened and saw major queues and delays.

Drone pictures showed the queue on the Capitol Centre car park snaking across it at 7.45pm on Wednesday.

The queue across the car park at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Mark Robinson
The queue across the car park at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Mark Robinson

McDonalds reopened from 11am and are serving a reduced menu.

Read more: How Preston’s independent eateries are adapting and reopening in lockdown

A statement from McDonalds Preston said: “We’re delighted to be reopening today.

“It will look different and will take a little longer so please bear with us.

“In order to allow for social distancing, we will have fewer employees in our kitchens and service areas.”

Read more: Preston’s independent shops preparing for high street reopening

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