Gallows Road McDonald’s serves thousands a day during pandemic
When the Gallows Road McDonald’s was renovated in July 2019, they revamped the parking lot to accommodate two drive through lanes.
No one anticipated the importance that change would have when COVID-19 hit in March, forcing restaurants to close indoor dining. In the very early days of COVID-19, with most restaurants completely shuttered, semi-truck drivers could be seen parking their rigs on Gallows and hopping out to grab some breakfast or lunch. McDonald’s provided an important service then, helping to keep truck drivers on the road to deliver necessities of life, including not just food but the ever-important toilet paper.
The addition of the two drive through lanes has allowed McDonald’s to serve hundreds more each day than was possible before.
McDonald’s is taking many precautions to keep you and their staff safe during COVID-19. From day one, their focus was to err on the side of caution to keep everyone safe. Each day, employees complete wellness forms, have their temperature taken, wear gloves and masks their entire shift, take frequent breaks to wash hands and social distance inside the restaurant. Their dining room remains closed until they feel it safe to re-open.