THE McDonald’s drive-thru in Northwich has reopened today.

Hundreds of hungry Britons are set to line up outside McDonald's drive-thrus after the fast food chain reopened its latest raft of sites.

The burger chain announced it would open 261 more drive-thru sites in the UK and Ireland this morning, Thursday, including the Manchester Road drive-thru as well as the McDonald’s in Winsford.

Last week, the fast food giant said it would reopen more than 1,000 sites by June 4 as part of plans to welcome customers to all of its drive-thrus again.

On Tuesday, McDonald's reopened 168 restaurants across the UK and Ireland for drive-thru, with a further 22 restaurants serving delivery.

On Wednesday, a bumper 497 drive-thru sites opened, with 43 starting deliveries.

Rivals including Subway, Burger King, Pret A Manger, Nando's and Wagamama have recently laid out plans to rapidly open more sites as restaurant chains get to grips with the current lockdown restrictions.

McDonald's said staff will use face coverings and gloves, while Perspex screens and social distancing measures have also been introduced.

The chain said it will continue to offer a limited menu over reduced hours and will cap spending at £25.

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