McDonald's suspends in-house dining, drive-thru service to continue
McDonald’s will only serve its customers through its drive thru service until further notice.
The measure is in keeping with the call by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to suspend in-house dining at restaurants to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Arcos Dorados, operator of the brand in T&T on Wednesday advised that its restaurant at Gulf City Mall will also be closed until further notice, along with the suspension of in-house dining at all other McDonald’s restaurants.
Arcos Dorados assured that the preemptive measures will not impact its employee’s earnings.
“We will continue to pay the salaries of all our employees for the duration of the pandemic, providing further assistance if needed,” the restaurant operator assured.
In addition to this measure, regular hygiene and food safety measures have been intensified as it continues to offer McDonald’s products through the drive-thru service.
The company has also increased hand sanitisation frequency for all its employees, which under normal circumstances is a procedure that is mandatory every hour. Frequent sanitising of all surfaces in contact with people is also taking place.
Kalifa Duncan, Market Manager at Arcos Dorados Trinidad & Tobago said: “At McDonald’s, our main priority is to protect the health of our employees and customers. We are committed to adjusting our operation, to continue offering an alternative to customers where they can feel free to access our meals during this emergency; reinforcing our strict food safety, cleaning and hygiene standards.”