List of food chains NOT opening restaurants tomorrow including Greggs and McDonald's

RESTAURANTS and pubs in England are allowed to open their doors for customers to dine-in from tomorrow but major chains including Greggs and McDonald's won't be doing so.

Food and drinks outlets have only been allowed to operate a takeaway or home delivery service throughout lockdown but the government is easing lockdown rules in England from tomorrow.

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In Northern Ireland, pubs and restaurants reopened for table service only from today (July 3).

While in Scotland, beer gardens can reopen from July 6 and indoor restaurants can go back to business from July 15.

Pubs and restaurants in Wales are due to reopen from July 13.

But while the likes of KFC and Pizza Hut are reopening some of their seating areas from tomorrow – see the full list of food chains reopening for dine-in customers tomorrow – others say they're not ready yet.

Here's a round-up of the chains where you can't dine-in from tomorrow.

Greggs – tbc

The majority of Greggs' 2,050 bakeries across the UK have reopened from today following a widespread rollout beginning in June.

But it's confirmed it's only offering takeaways for now and it won't reopen its seating areas from tomorrow.

The bakery chain also couldn't tell us when it hopes to reopen for customers to dine-in again.

Greene King pubs – July 6

If you fancy a burger down the pub you'll have to wait until Monday if your local is a Greene King boozer.

The chain, which has 1,700 pubs across the UK, says it plans to reopen the "majority" of them from July 6 saying it won't be ready in time for this weekend.

Greene King pubs will also offer a reduced menu when it does reopen.

McDonald's – tbc

McDonald's says it "isn't ready" to reopen for dine-in customers from tomorrow, so you won't be able to eat your Bic Mac in branches just yet.

But it continues to offer home delivery, takeout and drive-thru orders in 1,260 restaurants.

Not all locations will offer each delivery method, so be sure to check the McDonald's restaurant finder to check what your local is doing.

Nando's – July 8

Peri-Peri chicken fans will have to wait until next Friday (July 8) to dine-in at Nando's.

The chain says it's planning to reopen ten restaurants at first, although it couldn't tell us which branches this will be yet.

A Nando’s spokesperson said: "We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening ten restaurants for eat-in service on July 8.

"Things will be a little different and we will have more information to announce closer to the time."

In the meantime, Nando's will continue to offer its click and collect and home delivery service from selected branches.

Pizza Express – July 9

Pizza Express has confirmed it's reopening 44 restaurants for dine-in customers but you'll have to wait until next week.

Here's the full list of branches that will open their doors to customers from July 9.

Pizza Express has already reopened 35 of its 490 restaurants for home delivery and takeaway.

Subway – tbc

Subway has confirmed it's not planning to allow customers to eat-in from tomorrow, saying it's still reviewing how to do this safely while keeping social distancing measures in mind.

But hundreds of branches are currently open for takeaways and deliveries.

Burger King, Costa Coffee, Starbucks

The Sun has asked Burger King, Costa Coffee, and Starbucks if they plan to reopen from tomorrow and we'll update this story when we know more.

But all of the chains' websites and social media pages indicate they have no plans to allow customers to dine-in yet.

All three brands are, however, open for takeaways, deliveries and drive-thrus at selected restaurants.

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