Selected KFC, Burger King & Pret Delivery for public (NHS Freebies/Discounts)
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On Tuesday, KFC announced that it had reopened some of its outlets for delivery only until the pandemic ends.
The chain said it had reopened 11 sites in total including outlets in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Ipswich and Glasgow.
A spokesperson for KFC said it hopes to expand the scheme if it is deemed safe to do so by authorities
“Over the last week, we’ve reopened 11 of our restaurants in the UK,” the spokesperson added.
“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.”
All staff working at the reopened restaurants will follow strict social-distancing and hygiene regimes, KFC said.
Full list of reopened KFC outlets:
Stockport - Heaton Chapel
Birmingham - New Oscott
Manchester - Hulme
Ipswich - Cardinal Park
Glasgow - Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow - Great Western Retail Park
Enfield - Coliseum Retail Park
Manchester - Deansgate
Is KFC offering discounts to key workers?
Last week, KFC said it had donated more than 3,000 meals to NHS staff on the frontline.
With help from delivery service Deliveroo, KFC said it will offer 100 meals to NHS staff every Tuesday.
Is Burger King open during the coronavirus lockdown?
Burger King has reopened four restaurants for delivery until the end of the Covid-19 lockdown.
These are: Bath Road and Eastgate in Bristol, Central 6 Retail Park, Coventry, and Queen's Drive, Swindon.
Katie Evans, Burger King marketing director, said the chain hopes to open more sites in the near future in a bid to lift customers’ spirits “in these difficult times”.
Staff at Burger King will wear masks and gloves and will be trained in running delivery-only kitchens hygienically, a spokesperson for the chain said.
There will be stringent cleaning measures, and staff will get social distancing training.
Is Burger King offering discounts to NHS staff during lockdown?
Burger King said it will donate 1,000 meals per week to staff working at NHS hospitals near to the sites that have reopened.
“We want to demonstrate how appreciative everyone at Burger King UK is of [NHS staff] efforts in these unprecedented times,” Ms Evans added.
Pret a Manger temporarily closed all it stores of 21 March ahead of the UK’s nationwide lockdown in a bid to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
The chain today announced that it has reopened 10 stores near to hospitals in London for delivery and takeaway.
Pret CEO Pano Christou said in a statement: “I wanted to thank you for sticking with us through this crisis and while we have been closed.
We are incredibly grateful that 160 Team Members have volunteered to help reopen 10 shops in London, located close to hospitals.”
He added: “These shops will open tomorrow for takeaway and delivery only, offering a reduced range of Pret favourites, as well as a selection of essentials like milk, bread and butter.”
Full list of reopened Pret outlets:
St George University
St John's Wood
Great Portland Street
Vauxhall, St George's Wharf
Is Pret offering discounts to NHS staff during lockdown?
Pret says it has already donated 477,000 food items to 138 of its charity partners and 40 hospitals across the UK since the lockdown began on 21 March.
Mr Christou said that the chain would be offering a 50 per cent discount to NHS workers until the end of April.
Pret has also pledged to donate an additional 7,000 meals per week to its charity partners, including The Felix Project, a London-based charity that distributes surplus meals from the food industry to charities and schools.
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