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McDonald’s reopens another 497 drive-thrus from today

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McDonald’s has been reopening hundreds of drive-thrus for delivery this week and a load more have opened in Greater Manchester.

Great news for Big Mac fans, as a further 497 McDonald’s are reopening from today as the chain continues its efforts to get back to business.

The plans state that all 924 drive-thrus will be open by Thursday.

Today, along with the hundreds of restaurants open for takeaway, 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 to normal under the golden arches with face coverings, gloves, perspex screens. 

The new safety and hygiene processes mean not only will it look different but things will take a little longer. Coupled with high demand, getting your Maccies fix is likely going to require some serious queuing. 

As part of social distancing measures in the restaurants, each will be operating with a reduced team and therefore a reduced menu. You can see the new reduced menu here.

A full list of the McDonald’s opening from today is below. You can download the app to locate your nearest restaurant 

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
  • Wythenshawe 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

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NEW OPENING: The bakery serving school dinner cakes and cookie dough tubs

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Dedicated dessert cafe Little Blonde Bakes has opened a brand-new site in the former Lazy Tony’s site on Radium Street in Ancoats.

The bakery began life back in 2016 and has since gained a huge cult following – they’re now moving from an at home business to a fully fledged takeout venue.

Serving nostalgic bakes and a huge menu of indulgent sweet treats, you’ll find old-school cake and custard, millionaire’s crepes, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and more.

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Manchester’s Finest Group

Already famous for its mammoth portion sizes, Little Blonde Bakes will also offer bespoke cakes and cookie dough tubs, which come in a variety of flavours.

For now, the bakery is operating as a takeout and collection spot only, and it’s open Thursday to Sunday.

Those with a sweet tooth will be able to order through Uber Eats for their bakes to be delivered straight to their door, or just take a short walk to Radium Street in the heart of Ancoats.

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As well as its massive range of milkshakes, brownies, cookie dough and crepes, Little Blonde Bakes will also curb any nostalgic cravings, as the bakery also serves a range of school dinner cake with custard that provides the ultimate winter warmer – including mint custard!

Little Blonde Bakes is now open – find more info and place an order here.

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Baileys launches boozy hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas

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It’s not officially Christmas until the bottle of Baileys has been opened, is it?

It’s a festive favourite, so what better way to enjoy it than in an incredible boozy hot chocolate while you wait for Santa to climb down the chimney.

Well now you can, as Baileys has relaunched its hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas.

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The hot chocolate bombes were a hit last year, so much so that Baileys has decided to bring them back again for 2022.

They consist of an outer shell made from velvety dark chocolate and flavoured with Baileys, and are stuffed full of fluffy mini marshmallows.

To activate the bombes, simply pour hot milk over them until they dissolve into creamy hot chocolate.

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Baileys teased on its website: “Who fancies something really special? And we mean, REALLY special.

“Enjoy two of the greatest indulgences… chocolate and Baileys, in one decadent drink. Welcome to hot choccie heaven!”

You can get yourself a 130g box on Amazon, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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Spanish tapas restaurant in a cave reveals stunning new look after refurb

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If you’ve ever fancied enjoying some incredible tapas in a cave then we’ve got just the place for you to explore.

La Cueva is an iconic ‘cave-like’ restaurant in Cheadle’s Old Rectory Gardens, and it’s just reopened after an extensive refurbishment which saw the venue double in size.

The authentic Spanish tapas bar has been in the heart of Cheadle for years, gaining cult status for its incredible salt cave interior, which features cascading walls and ceilings filled with pink Himalayan salt lamps.

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However, it’s not just the interior that entices customers back for more – La Cueva’s mouthwatering menu of traditionally prepared tapas is all made fresh in house.

The diverse range of dishes hail from all regions of Spain, and includes Empanadas – oven baked pastry filled with minced lamb, beef, bell peppers, onion, garlic and olives – and special imported Chorizo.

Read More: This beautiful village with its own castle and caves is just an hour’s drive from Manchester

Also on the menu is Pollo Alla Crema, a chicken breast cooked in cream with smoked cheese, roasted garlic and parsley.

You can also get Gambas Pil Pil, king prawn tails sautéed in olive oil, garlic, fresh chilli and tomato sauce, and Guso De Mariscos, which is mixed seafood stewed in rich tomato sauce with garlic and aromatic herbs.

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Manchester’s Finest Group

And if you just fancy an afternoon drink, La Cueva’s Cava Sangria is something special – it’s all made fresh in-house and is bursting with fruity flavour.

Since the renovation, the restaurant has also acquired a van that it will use to serve paella from, as well as for future event planning, festivals and private hire events.

La Cueva is open Monday to Friday, 5pm-10pm, and Saturday to Sunday 4pm-10pm – get yourself booked in here.

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