An incredible 497 McDonald's restaurants have reopened for customers today as the chain continues getting back to business.

After months with no Big Macs, nuggets or Happy Meals, branches are now open from Aberdeen to Penzance, with plans to have all 924 drive-thrus operating again by Thursday.

And today, along with the hundreds of new drive-thru locations serving customers from 11am, 43 more restaurants reopened for McDelivery.

Announcing the changes, a McDonald's spokesperson said: "This is only possible following the hard work of the teams in our 44 pilot restaurants.

"Over the last fortnight, our employees, franchisees and suppliers have worked tirelessly to implement new procedures to enable safe working so that we can now help all parts of the UK and Ireland to enjoy the return of the Big Mac."

Things are a little different now

But things will be a little different now.

"Face coverings, gloves, Perspex screens and new safety and hygiene processes mean it will look different, it will take a little longer and as we have seen in the pilot restaurants, we expect demand will be high," McDonald's added.

"Please bear with us, we will continue to put our people first – their safety is our priority."

And there will be some conspicuous absences from the menu too - with breakfast items missing among other favourites.

Big queues formed yesterday when branches reopened

"With smaller teams, we will still be offering a limited menu over reduced hours, and we ask that you make contactless payments and limit your spend to £25," the chain said.

You can see what's on offer from the new, reduced, menu here.

Download the McDonald's app or visit the restaurant locator at  McDonalds.co.uk  to find your nearest open restaurant.

McDonald's reopening - all you need to know

McDonald's drive-thrus that reopen today

  • Wyboston
  • Bedford Aspects
  • Bedford Interchange
  • Hockliffe
  • Bedford - Elms Parc
  • Antrim - The Junction Retail Park
  • Slough Ii
  • Newbury Retail Park
  • Reading - Oxford Road
  • Bracknell - The Keep
  • Newbury 3
  • Reading Gate Retail Park
  • Slough - The Prince Of Wales Ph
  • Reading - Forbury Retail Park
  • Slough Uno - Bestobell
  • Reading - Lower Earley
  • Calcot Relocation
  • Biggleswade
  • Galashiels
  • Bristol Fishponds
  • Aylesbury 2
  • Whittlesford
  • Cambridge - Newmarket Road
  • Wisbech - Cromwell Centre
  • Caxton Gibbet
  • Ely Leisure Village
  • Llanelli
  • Crosshands
  • Carmarthen
  • Aberystwyth
  • Winwick Road
  • Chester 2
  • Warrington - Gemini Retail Park
  • Altrincham Retail Park
  • Birchwood Warrington
  • Broughton Parc
  • Stonecross Business Park
  • Warrington - Riverside
  • Crewe - Macon Way
  • Sandbach
  • Crewe - Dunwoody
  • Bristol Cribbs
  • Bristol Brislington
  • Bristol
  • Bristol Patchway
  • Bristol Bedminster
  • Bristol Filton
  • Bristol Hengrove
  • Bristol Longwell Green
  • Portishead
  • Kinnaird Pk
  • London Road Edinburgh
  • Gorgie Road
  • Telford Road
  • Edinburgh - Corstorphine
  • Edinburgh - Straiton
  • Seafield Road
  • Parkhead
  • Helen St
  • Anniesland
  • Glasgow - London Road
  • Glasgow - Kirkintilloch
  • Darnley
  • Castlemilk
  • Alloa
  • Chirk - Wales
  • Mallow
  • Maynooth Drive Thru
  • Cashel
  • Tralee
  • Llandudno
  • Abergele
  • Llandudno Junction
  • Musgrave Park Dt
  • Sprucefield F/S
  • Newtown Abbey
  • Westwood Shopping Centre
  • Glengormley - Belfast
  • Connswater
  • Ballymena
  • Carrickfergus
  • Castlereagh - Saintfields
  • Portadown
  • Lurgan
  • Rushmere - Shopping Centre
  • Dundonald F/S
  • Downpatrick - County Down
  • Newry - Damolly Retail Park
  • Banbridge
  • Hartlepool
  • Durham-arnison Centre
  • Wolviston
  • Peterlee - Castle Dene Shopping Centre
  • Thinford - County Durham
  • Consett- Pond Court Business Park
  • Dalton Park
  • Thornaby
  • Stanley
  • Coleraine
  • Londonderry - Strand Rd
  • Londonderry - Crescent Link
  • Cookstown - N Ireland
  • Workington Derwent Drive
  • Carlisle - Kingstown Retail Park
  • Barrow In Furness D/T
  • Whitehaven - Bridges Retail Park
  • Penrith Castle
  • Dalkeith
  • Osmaston Derby
  • Derby Wyvern
  • Derby Markeaton Park
  • Breadsall
  • Ripley - Butterley Park
  • Swadlincote- Belmont Street
  • Ilkeston Drive Thru
  • Derby - Commercial Park
  • Matlock
  • Barnstaple - Eastern Ave
  • Barnstaple - Roundswell
  • Tiverton
  • Bideford
  • Weymouth Ii
  • Kilmarnock
  • Kilmarnock Bellfield Interchange
  • Dunbar
  • Glasgow - Thornliebank
  • Bexhill-on-sea
  • Brighton Marina
  • Eastbourne Ii
  • Uckfield
  • St Leonards
  • Polegate
  • Maresfield
  • Killarney - Park Road
  • Orsett Cock
  • Harlow The Oaks Retail Park
  • Maldon
  • Tilbury
  • Harold Hill
  • Canvey Island D/T
  • Rayleigh Weir
  • Southend 3
  • Harlow - Hastingwood
  • Harlow - Staple Tye
  • Waltham Abbey
  • Gallows Corner
  • Weeley
  • Southchurch
  • Hadleigh
  • Clacton - Brook Retail Park
  • Grangemouth
  • Gateway A55
  • Flint - Holywell Road A548
  • Holywell (Singing Kettle)
  • Mold
  • Swansea Morriston
  • Skewen
  • Britton Ferry
  • Caerphilly
  • Llantrisant - Glamorgan Retail Park
  • Swansea M4 Junction 47
  • Swansea - Cwmdu
  • Swansea - Fabian Way
  • Blackwood - High Road
  • Merthyr Tydfil - Cyfartha Retail Park
  • Milngavie
  • Braehead
  • Rutherglen
  • Glasgow - Great Western Retail Park
  • Gloucester Hardwicke
  • Gloucester Bristol Road
  • Cheltenham 2
  • Gloucester Barnwood
  • Cirencester
  • Stroud
  • Yate
  • Gloucester - St Oswalds
  • Heathrow Dt
  • Feltham
  • Lombardy Retail Park
  • Enfield 2
  • Wembley Park
  • Enfield - Gardeners Arms
  • Croydon - The Poppy Ph
  • Whitefield
  • Wigan Gower St
  • Elk Mill Retail Park
  • Walkden
  • Radcliffe
  • Wigan Marus Bridge
  • Urmston
  • Pendlebury
  • Tyldesley
  • Wythenshaw Civic Centre
  • Manchester - Baguley
  • Manchester - Salford Rialto
  • Wigan - Platt Bridge
  • Eccles - West One
  • Wigan Morris Street
  • Leigh Parsonage Retail Park
  • Caernarfon-arfon Garage
  • Bangor - Caernarfon Road
  • Hedge End
  • Shirley Road Southampton
  • Farnborough Gate
  • Southampton Esplanade
  • Black Cat
  • Cosham
  • Fareham Drive Thru
  • Southampton - Millbrook
  • Portsmouth Ocean Retail Park
  • Petersfield - Winchester Road
  • Portsmouth - Fratton
  • Havant 2
  • A31 Picket Post
  • Farnborough Tumble Down Dick
  • Totton
  • Portsmouth - North Harbour
  • Waterlooville
  • Aldershot - Ash Road
  • Gosport - Brockhurst Gate
  • Harwich
  • Hemel Hempstead - Maylands Avenue
  • Hatfield
  • Bourne End
  • Stevenage Ii
  • Jarman Fields
  • Stevenage Leisure Park
  • Hitchin
  • London Colney - The Bell
  • Apsley
  • St Albans Retail Park
  • Royston
  • Letchworth
  • Greenock 1
  • Douglas F/S
  • Waterford
  • Galway Retail Park
  • Roscrea
  • Tullamore
  • Newbridge Moorefield - The Crescent
  • Cork 4 - Mallow Road
  • Galway - Westside
  • Midleton
  • Ashbourne
  • Dungarvan D/T
  • Portlaoise
  • Ballincollig Dt
  • Naas Dt
  • Holyhead - Kingland Road / A55
  • Isle Of Man
  • Isle Of Wight-brading Road
  • Canterbury Ii
  • Westwood
  • Sawyers Arms
  • Ashford Orbital Park
  • Sevenoaks
  • Bromley - Garden Gate Ph
  • Ashford - Eureka Park
  • Minster Services
  • Maidstone - Broadway
  • Aylesford
  • Preston Riversway
  • Blackpool Cherry Tree Road
  • Capitol Centre
  • Ewood
  • Haslingden - Rising Bridge
  • Woodfields Retail Park
  • Whitebirk
  • Blackpool Squires Gate
  • Rochdale Sandbrook Park
  • Preston Deepdale
  • Leyland
  • Pilsworth
  • Fleetwood
  • Rochdale - Kingsway Retail Park
  • Westhoughton - Pavillion Square
  • Blackpool - Rigby Road
  • Colne
  • Lytham
  • Chorley - Clifford Street
  • Accrington
  • Clitheroe - Ribble Valley Business Park
  • Darwen - J4(M65)
  • Skelmersdale
  • Manchester Fort
  • Rawtenstall
  • Fosse Park
  • Abbey Lane
  • Appleby Magna
  • Coalville
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Wigston
  • Loughborough - Epinal Way
  • Thurmaston
  • Hinckley 2
  • Leicester - Meridian Way
  • Market Harborough
  • Ashby De La Zouch
  • Monks Rest - Hamilton
  • Loughborough - Warwick Way
  • Dowells Trade Park, Hinckley
  • Spalding Dt
  • Long Sutton
  • Boston
  • Stamford
  • Skegness - Grand Parade
  • Bourne
  • Sutterton
  • Formby
  • Prescot Retail Park
  • Leytonstone Dt
  • Canning Town
  • Yorkshire Grey
  • Highway Shadwell
  • Brent Park D/T
  • Commercial Road
  • Woolwich 2
  • Greenford 2
  • North Acton
  • Croydon - Colonnades
  • Aintree
  • Southport - Kew
  • St Helens Linkway
  • Liverpool - Switch Island
  • Earlestown
  • Southport - Ocean Plaza
  • St Helens - Chalon Way
  • Cameron Toll
  • Port Talbot
  • Glynneath - A465
  • Newbridge
  • Swaffham
  • Campbells Meadow Kings Lynn
  • Thetford - Forest Retail Park
  • West Lynn
  • Coatbridge
  • Cumbernauld
  • Wishaw
  • Airdrie
  • A8 Showcase
  • Bellshill
  • Scunthorpe 2
  • Scunthorpe - Doncaster Road
  • Skipton - Millenium Way
  • Weston Favell
  • Northampton Sixfields
  • Towcester
  • Rothwell
  • Northampton Riverside
  • Daventry
  • Corby 2
  • Wellingborough 2
  • Raunds Service Station
  • Kettering - Orion Way
  • Kettering Northfield
  • Wellingborough - London Road
  • Northampton Kettering Road
  • Corby 3
  • Northampton - St James Retail Park
  • Belfast - Boucher Road
  • Strabane
  • Belfast - Shore Road
  • Tesco Knocknagoney
  • Berwick-upon-tweed
  • Ashington
  • Alnwick
  • Castle Marina
  • Valley Rd
  • Trentbridge
  • Bulwell
  • Arnold - Nottingham Road
  • Langley Mill
  • Nottingham Victoria Rp
  • Nottingham - Clifton
  • Nottingham - Nuthall Road
  • Abingdon
  • Benson - Oxford Road
  • Baynards Green
  • Bicester
  • Haverfordwest
  • Pembroke Dock Retail Park
  • Port Glasgow - Retail Park
  • Newtown - Powys
  • Linwood
  • Renfrew Road
  • Aberdare
  • Tonypandy
  • Treforest - Pontypridd
  • East Kilbride - The Whirlies
  • Shrewsbury-meole Brace
  • Telford 2
  • Telford - Forge
  • Telford - Donnington
  • Shrewsbury - Battlefields
  • Whitchurch
  • Shropshire Newport Retail Park
  • Bridgwater
  • Taunton 2
  • Yeovil
  • Street
  • Bath - 2
  • Sparkford
  • Minehead - Vulcan Road
  • Frome - Sandy Hills Lane
  • Ayr
  • East Kilbride 1
  • Hamilton 2
  • Hamilton Palace
  • Hillsborough
  • Meadowhall 2
  • Sheffield - Farm Road
  • Sheffield Archer Road
  • Sheffield - Darnall Road
  • St Ives - Bramley Road
  • Stafford Kingsmead
  • Cannock Longford
  • Burton 2
  • Tamworth 2
  • Cannock Church Street
  • Uttoxeter Dt
  • Burton On Trent
  • Cannock Hawks Green
  • Lichfield - Wall Island
  • Stafford - Eccleshall Road
  • Tamworth Wilnecote
  • Rugeley - The Towers
  • Burntwood - Cannock Road
  • Stirling - Drip Road
  • Falkirk D/T
  • Stowmarket
  • Felixstowe
  • Barton Mills
  • Camberley Ii
  • Earlswood
  • Woking - Morrisons Site
  • Newhaven
  • Swansea - Morfa Shopping Park
  • Eston
  • Teesside
  • Stockton On Tees
  • Middlesbrough Dt Riverside
  • Coulby Newham
  • Portrack Lane
  • Redcar - Thrush Road
  • Middlesbrough - Leisure Park
  • Hartlepool Marina
  • Pontypool
  • Team Valley
  • Skelton
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Leamington Spa 2
  • Nuneaton-bermuda Park
  • Warwick
  • Dumbarton
  • Balloch - Old Luss Road
  • Coventry
  • Penn Road
  • Coventry Alvis
  • Coventry Canley
  • Yenton
  • Great Bridge
  • All Saints Way
  • Coseley
  • Wolves Fallings Park
  • New Oscott
  • Willenhall
  • Wednesfield
  • Walsall Bescot
  • Bilston
  • Reedswood
  • Gallagher Retail Park Dt
  • Walsall - Rushall
  • Bassetts Pole - A38
  • Binley - Coventry
  • Wolverhampton - Stafford Road
  • Dudley - Upper Gornal
  • Walsall - Littleton Centre
  • Gatwick Dt
  • Arundel
  • Burgess Hill
  • Crawley Sainsburys Drive Thru
  • Chichester Ii
  • East Grinstead White Lion
  • Shoreham By Sea
  • Buck Barn A24 / A272
  • Chichester
  • Bognor Regis - Oldlands Way
  • Huddersfield Leeds Road
  • Keighley 2
  • Chippenham
  • Trowbridge
  • Melksham
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Droitwich
  • Huddersfield Gallagher Retail Park
  • Durham Msa

McDonald's drive-thrus that reopened on Tuesday

We've missed the fries
  • Aberdeen - Kittybrewster
  • Bucksburn
  • Bridge Of Don
  • Peterhead
  • Portlethen - Asda
  • Forfar
  • Monifieth - Arbroath Road
  • Arbroath Dt
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Bridgend - Pantruthin Farm
  • Burnley-asda
  • Congleton
  • Lymm
  • Markham Vale
  • Forth Road Bridge
  • Edinburgh - Newbridge
  • Maryhill
  • Springburn
  • Pollokshaws
  • Finnieston
  • Crow Road
  • Glasgow - Easterhouse
  • Drogheda
  • Dundalk Drive Thru
  • Fraddon
  • Penzance
  • Falmouth Fs
  • Newquay
  • Redruth
  • St Austell
  • Hayle
  • Truro - Maidens Green
  • Bangor-bloomfield Shopping Centre
  • Newtownards
  • Balbriggan Drive Thru
  • Darlington - Morton Park
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • West Auckland
  • Darlington - Meynell Road
  • Crayford
  • Chesterfield D/T
  • Claycross - Derby Road
  • Newton Abbot
  • Exeter 2
  • Torquay - Hele Road
  • Paignton
  • Thorne
  • Doncaster - Centurion Retail Park
  • Dumfries
  • Morrisons - Beverley
  • Hull St Andrews Quay
  • Clifton Moor
  • Bilbrough Top
  • Willerby
  • Goole Dt
  • Ennerdale
  • Hull - Holderness Road
  • Bridlington - Bessingby Road
  • West Thurrock Fs-dt
  • Dagenham Fs-dt
  • Dagenham Ii F/S
  • Braintree
  • Newbury Park
  • Dagenham 3
  • Marks Gate
  • Stansted
  • Glenrothes 1
  • Kirkcaldy 2
  • Dunfermline 2 - Fife Leisure Park
  • Bankhead Park - Glenrothes
  • Robroyston Glasgow
  • Thornton Heath
  • Target Public House A40
  • Erith
  • Croydon Valley Park
  • Peggy Bedford
  • Southall The Broadway
  • South Harrow - Shaftesbury
  • Denham D/T
  • Andover - Weyhill
  • Andover - New Street
  • Ower
  • Hereford 2
  • Potters Bar - Metropolitan House
  • Fort William
  • Donaghmede F/S
  • Swords Drive Thru
  • Kilkenny Dt
  • Dublin Airport Dt
  • Dover - Whitfield
  • Swanley
  • Chestfield D/T
  • Folkestone Sainsburys
  • Tunbridge Wells 3
  • Isle Of Sheppey
  • Dartford - Princes Road
  • Tonbridge - Cannon Lane
  • Bolton - Astley Bridge
  • China Garden
  • Middlebrook
  • Burnley - Burnham Gate
  • Bolton - Delph Hill
  • Leven - Riverside Road
  • Gainsborough
  • Colindale F/S
  • Deptford F/S
  • Forest Gate F/S
  • Old Kent Road Dt
  • Wandsworth Dt
  • Alperton
  • Streatham Place
  • Finchley Lido
  • Charlton
  • Chingford Fountain Ph
  • Catford 2 D/T
  • Friern Barnet
  • Wandsworth Road
  • Thamesmead
  • Bow - Payne Road
  • Gallions Reach Beckton
  • Sydenham
  • Woolwich - Church Street
  • Neasden Fs-dt
  • Bridgend Cowbridge Road
  • Elgin
  • Nairn
  • Irvine
  • Stevenston - Hawkhill Retail Park
  • Catterick - Garrison
  • Scarborough Fayre
  • Leeming Bar Services
  • Selby
  • Markham Moor
  • Witney
  • Banbury - Beaumont Rd
  • Banbury Gateway
  • Perth
  • Perth - Broxden
  • Rotherham - Parkgate
  • Bathgate
  • Inverness - Inshes Retail Park
  • Weston-super-mare 2
  • Worle - Weston-super-mare
  • Rotherham 2
  • Doncaster Dome
  • Doncaster - Thorne Road
  • Rotherham Bawtry Road
  • Doncaster Factory Outlet
  • Rotherham Canklow
  • Balby - Sandford Road
  • Redhouse Interchange
  • Sudbury - Retail Park
  • Cameron Park
  • Rugby - Leicester Road
  • Alcester
  • Dunchurch
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Livingston - Almondvale Avenue
  • Wakefield 2
  • Pontefract
  • Wakefield - Cathedral Retail Park
  • Glasshoughton
  • Wakefield - Snowhill
  • Amesbury
  • Salisbury - Southampton Road
  • Redditch - Oakenshaw
  • Redditch - Moons Moat
  • Carlow Msa Dt

Huge queues formed as thousands headed to outlets that have returned to business.

Despite scorching weather, families sat in sweltering cars as tailbacks built up ahead of branches opening again at 11am.

But they insisted it was worth the wait as many got the first taste of their fast food favourites since March.

The chain closed its restaurants at the start of lockdown on March 23.