McDonald's goes to delivery only during Melbourne's COVID curfew

Nadine Carroll
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McDonald’s Australia have limited Melbourne restaurants to delivery only to keep in line with the strict nightly curfew now in place.

It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed Victoria has 471 new cases and eight deaths on Thursday.

A McDonald’s Australia spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia that all stores in Melbourne will be open for delivery only during the curfew hours of 8pm to 5am from Thursday.

“McDonald’s will be moving to delivery-only during curfew hours, from this evening in accordance with further guidance received this afternoon from the Government,” a spokesperson said.

Melbourne McDonald's have reportedly close dine in and drive through options, opting for home delivery only in areas with stage four restrictions in place.
McDonald's Australia have reportedly closed their Melbourne locations, allowing delivery only for areas hit with stage four restrictions. Source: AAP

The fast food chain has always offered McDelivery services through food delivery partners like Uber Eats but for those living in Melbourne Metro areas, ordering through an app or online will now be the only way to satisfy cravings for a Big Mac once curfew has begun.

In March, McDonald’s announced it would no longer be offering dine in after Australia-wide social distancing regulations were put in place, but the chain started to open stores for customers in areas where regulations were lifted.

In other areas of Victoria where stage three restrictions are in place, McDonald’s will remain open for takeaway, drive-thru and delivery.

Under stage four restrictions, all restaurants and cafes in Victoria are limited to take-away and delivery only.

“We’re all in this together and we expect our customers to comply with Stage Four restrictions.

“McDonald’s continues to engage with the relevant Government Departments to ensure we are meeting all required standards regarding our contactless takeaway, drive-thru and delivery services,” a spokesperson told Yahoo News.

McDonald's delivery services
For those in Melbourne, McDelivery will now be the only way to get a Big Mac. Source: Getty

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