A month after it closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Supermac’s in Portlaoise will reopen this week.
Supermac’s had announced that they would shut all their stores from Thursday March 26 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Irish fast-food company, which has a branch in Portlaoise, said at the time that this closure was in the interest of staff and customer safety.
However, Supermac’s is to begin opening drive-thrus, click and collect and delivery services in 15 of their restaurants this week.
And the outlet in Portlaoise has been selected as one of those and it will reopen on Friday April 24.
A Supermacs spokesperson said: “Supermac’s will provide a limited service in a number of outlets following consultation with the authorities, staff, customers and our suppliers including farmers.
“The outlets will open on a phased basis in locations where the company can provide hot cooked meals to the public while fully implementing government guidelines regarding social distancing for our staff and customers.
“Initially, we will provide only Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect where it is safe to do so.
“All lobbies will remain closed until further notice.
“Since we closed on March 26, we have spent that time developing systems and processes in order to open and provide a service to the community where safety, wellbeing and standards are not compromised. We would like to thank our customers and staff for their loyalty and understanding.”
All the following rules will be enforced to make sure of the safety of customers and workers:
- all services will be contactless
- card payment only
- dedicated work stations for all staff
- staff gloves will be provided
- staff masks will be provided
- staff temperature monitoring will take place at the commencement of each shift
- dedicated delivery driver working area
- dedicated drive and collect points where applicable
- dedicated delivery and collection bags
The following 15 restaurants will be opened this week;
Wednesday April 22
Headford Rd – Drive Thru
Tuam Rd – Drive Thru
Newcastle – Delivery Only
Friday April 24
Portlaoise – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect
Ballysimon Rd, Limerick – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect
Kinnegad – Drive Thru and Drive & Collect
Clonmel – Drive Thru and Drive & Collect
O Connell St Dublin – Delivery Only
Carrick on Shannon – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect
Roscommon – Drive Thru and Drive & Collect
Trim – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect
Drogheda – Drive Thru and Drive & Collect
Sligo – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect
Ballindine – Drive Thru and Drive & Collect
Carlow – Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect