Customers now allowed to enter Grangemouth McDonalds to order food

Non-motorists are now able to enjoy a McDonalds as the restaurant opens up an in store takeaway service.

Grangemouth’s Earls Gate Roundabout branch of the fast food giant has been open operating as a drive through for a number of weeks now, but on Friday it opened up to customers to actually come in and place their orders.

Speaking earlier today the branch’s business manager William Mullin said: “The idea is to make McDonalds accessible for those on foot or cyclists – people have been missing out because they don’t have a car and we do not have parking here at the moment.

“It was quiet on Friday, but I don’t think people knew about it then – it was busier on Sunday and has been busy today. We have put a banner up advertising the in store service and we tell all our drive through customers about it.”

McDonalds in Grangemouth's Earls Gate Roundabout has been operating an in store takeaway service as well as a drive through

Now that people are actually able to enter the premises, McDonalds staff have put a number of measures in place to make the process as safe as possible for customers and employees.

“There are floor markings down showing safe distances,” said William. “The self service kiosks will be sanitised after each use. Perspex screens are in place for staff and they will be wearing gloves when handing over customers’ orders.”

William said McDonalds would discourage people from driving to the nearby BP service station, parking and then walking across to order their McDonalds meal.

“We don’t want to cause problems for the garage,” he added. “It’s quite easy for congestion to build up there.”

There is still no news about when McDonalds will once again be allowed to operate as a sit-in restaurant.