McDonald's Corporation Closing All Restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland


McDonald's Corporation announced that all stores were closed in the U.K. and Ireland on Monday, March 23rd consistent with Government policy.  In contrast, McDonald's has re-opened almost all restaurants in China as the incidence rate of COVID-19 has fallen sharply even in Wuhan the epicenter of infection.


In the U.S. and other nations, McDonald's and other QSRs are operating take out, drive-through and home delivery to maintain operations to retain employees and maintain cash flow.