Take a video tour inside the brand new McDonald's drive-thru in Cleveleys

A brand new McDonald's has finally opened its doors in Cleveleys after being delayed for four months due to coronavirus.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:36 pm

The new drive-thru in the Morrisons car park in Amounderness Way opened its doors at 11am yesterday (August 12) to serve its very first batch of Big Macs.

It had been scheduled to open on April 1, but this had been delayed because of coronavirus, as well as Storm Dennis earlier this year.

Announcing its opening on Facebook, McDonald's Cleveleys said: "We will be opening our doors at 11am and we can’t wait to see you all!

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The new McDonald's next to Morrison's in Amounderness Way, Cleveleys. Pic: McDonalds

"What a gorgeous day we have as well. We will be serving breakfast from 6am tomorrow and you are also welcome to sit-in."

The restaurant will be open seven days week, from 6am to 11pm, with breakfast served until 11am.

Customers can sit inside the two-storey McDonald's, but capacity remains limited due to the social distancing measures in place.

It said it is not currently offering deliveries, but it is hoping to launch McDelivery in the next couple of weeks.

The team at the brand new McDonald's restaurant in Amounderness Way, Cleveleys. Pic: McDonald's

It has also confirmed that it will not be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which offers 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating restaurants on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August.

You can watch a video tour of the new Cleveleys McDonald's in the video player above.

Speaking to the Gazette earlier this year, business owner Nigel Dunnington, who has 16 McDonald’s restaurants in Lancashire, said he expected the new restaurant to be "very busy".

He said: “We have a restaurant in Fleetwood less than three miles away and our other one at Cherry Tree Road is not too far away, but the Cleveleys, Thornton, Norcross area had seen a lot of new housing development, so there is definitely demand."

Inside the new McDonald's at Morrisons car park in Amounderness Way, Cleveleys. Pic: McDonald's

Wyre Borough Council had initially rejected plans for the fast food restaurant and drive-thru in Morrison's car park in Amounderness Way, but the decision was overturned after an appeal was lodged.

McDonald's said it hoped the business would create around 100 to 120 jobs, both part-time and full-time, with staff recruited from the local community.