McDonald’s asks US franchisees to close dining rooms amid coronavirus outbreak


Pedestrians wander past a McDonald’s Corp. cafe in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

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McDonald’s on Monday is asking its U.S. franchisees to close their eating rooms as the firm responds to the coronavirus outbreak.

The rapidly-foodstuff big strategies to near the dining rooms in its company-owned places in the U.S. Customers will be in a position to order their food items and drinks for takeout or delivery or by using the push-via.

McDonald’s owns about 5% of its approximately 14,000 U.S. restaurants. 

“Franchisee management completely supports the final decision to adhere to social distancing guidelines and assure that substantial groups of shoppers are not collected collectively within our restaurants,” Mark Salebra, chair of McDonald’s Nationwide Franchisee Management Alliance, said in a assertion.


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