KFC begins offering takeaway from select sites

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

KFC begins reopening sites for takeaway Coronavirus delivery

Related tags: KFC, Coronavirus, delivery

KFC has begun reopening a select number of its UK restaurants for takeaway, having previously only reopened sites for either drive-thru or delivery.

An initial 16 sites have reopened for walk-ins, with a limit on the number of people who can be in a restaurant at any one time being enforced.

The fried chicken chain, which has more than 900 locations across the country, has already reopened more than 100 sites for delivery and drive-thru​, having closed its entire UK estate back in March as a result of the Coronavirus shutdown.

Social distancing guidance will be clearly marked on the floor of all sites offering takeaway to help guide customers; there will be be separate queues for collection and delivery; and Perspex screens will be in place at ordering and pick-up points.

In the kitchens, social distancing measures have also been put in place to help protect staff while on shift. They include placing tape on the floor to create designated working zones that are two metres apart; and having just one person operating each station, with the limited menu preventing the need for staff to cross between stations. 

A KFC spokesperson said: “Delivery remains the best way to order, but for those who are already out and about, we’re glad to be able to offer a takeaway option – in a way that’s as responsible as it is convenient."

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