All Supermac’s outlets to close by Thursday

Supermac’s has announced that it will close all of its outlets across the country by this Thursday, March 26, at 7:00pm.

The “phased” closure is to allow emergency services using the outlets (for food) to make alternative arrangements.

Also, any seating areas in Supermac’s lobbies that are still open will close from tonight, Monday, March 23, and remain closed.

The decision has been made “due to the ever-changing challenges presented by the health crisis and the interests of our staff and customers”.

“We would like to thank our staff and customers in these challenging times. We would also like to thank the emergency services personnel and wish them well in their efforts in these unprecedented times,” a Supermac’s statement added.

This closure also applies to outlets at motorway plazas. However, fuel and retail services will still be available at these plazas.

Supermac’s spent around €40 million on Irish agri-food produce in 2019. Currently, the business employs 4,000 people around the country.

McDonald’s

The decision from Supermac’s comes amidst McDonald’s having made a similar call. In its announcement, McDonald’s said that all of its restaurants (across Ireland and the UK) will close by this evening, Monday, March 23.

In a statement on its Irish website, outlining its decision to close due to Covid-19, the multi-national fast-food giant said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 7:00pm on Monday, March 23 – at the latest.”

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