McDonald’s changes menu and brings back old favourites by popular demand

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Fast food giant McDonald’s is bringing back two of its menu classics this week – including lunchtime wraps and the new ‘wrap of the day’ deal as workers return to the office following months of lockdown.

The chain said its Crispy Sweet Chilli Chicken and Crispy BBQ & Bacon Wraps will return from July 29, with the £1.99 meal deal option also back from Wednesday.

The announcement comes ahead of the Government’s new Eat Out To Help Out campaign, which will offer customers 50% of their food and drink bill, up to £10 per person, from August 3.

A McDonald’s spokesman said it will be participating in the scheme – offering a reduction for all diners who eat in, including the ‘wrap of the day’ for £1.

Michelle Graham-Clare, Vice President Food and Marketing, McDonald’s UK and Ireland said: “Over the last few weeks, we’ve been testing which menu items we can reintroduce whilst enabling our restaurant teams to work safely.

“We’ve heard loud and clear on social media that customers are missing the Big Flavour Wraps range, so we’re delighted to be bringing back the two most popular flavours this week, alongside our side salad.”

This week, 144 more restaurants will also open in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland for dine in, with the rest opening in time for the launch of the Eat Out To Help Out campaign.

It follows on from 700 restaurants last week, after months of social distancing trials across the country.

The fast-food chain said branches in Wales will remain closed in line with ongoing local government restrictions.

It said social distancing measures will be in place when seating areas return, with customer numbers regulated to prevent congestion.

When arriving, customers will be asked to use hand sanitiser and follow the safety measures laid out in restaurants to help keep them, other customers and restaurant teams safe.

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Food will be served by table-service only with customers able to order directly to their table via the My McDonald’s App, at the till or kiosk.

The chain will also be working with the NHS’s track and trace service, urging all customers to provide their contact details if they choose to eat-in.

This can be done via a smartphone or a QR code which will be available on each table.

Customers will be asked to leave the name of the lead member and the number of people within their group as well as a phone number, the date and time of visit and the restaurant number.

Ongoing safety measures also include one-way markers and encouraging all customers to pay via contactless where possible.

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