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KFC reopens some branches as takeaways and looks to expand this after closing down amid coronavirus

KFC reopens some branches as takeaways and looks to expand this after closing down amid coronavirus crisis (just wash your fingers before licking them!)

  • KFC is serving meals at 11 branches across the country but with a limited menu 
  • The chain shut up all shops on March 25, two days after UK was put in lockdown
  • KFCs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow among those to reopen
  • But the company is hoping to expand this to other branches if it is deemed safe
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

KFC has reopened a number of stores as takeaways until Britain’s coronavirus lockdown ends.

The fast food giant is serving meals at 11 branches across the country but with a limited menu and no eating in.

The chain shut up all shops on March 25, two days after the government told all Britons to self isolate.

The fast food giant is serving meals at 11 branches across the country but with a limited menu and no eating in (file photo)

KFCs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow are among those that have reopened.

Which KFC branches have reopened?

  • Manchester (Deansgate) 
  • Manchester (Hulme) 
  • Stockport (Heaton Chapel) 
  • Birmingham (New Oscott) 
  • Tamworth 
  • Portsmouth
  • Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Ipswich (Cardinal Park)
  • Glasgow (Pollokshaws Road)
  • Glasgow (Great Western Retail Park)
  • Enfield (Coliseum Retail Park) 

But the company is hoping to expand this to other branches if it is deemed safe amid the rampaging pandemic.

Staff in the stores and delivery drivers will abide by social distancing rules, including taping the floor to indicate two-metre distances.

There will be fewer workers in the kitchens and the reduced menu will lessen the need for them to come into contact.

KFC spokesman said: ‘Over the last week, we’ve reopened 11 of our restaurants in the UK.

‘They’re open for delivery only and are serving a limited menu, operated by fewer team members with new procedures in place to help ensure we’re following social distancing guidelines.

‘There’s still a need for affordable, accessible food at this time – so we want to do our part.’

KFCs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow are among those that have reopened

KFCs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow are among those that have reopened

The company has donated more than 3,000 meals to NHS staff and key workers who are still grinding while much of the country is shut down.

And the 11 open restaurants will give up to 100 free dinners on Tuesdays to the heroes on the frontline.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk