Burger King, KFC and Pret a Manger are to reopen some stores for takeaway and delivery services, but with no dine in options.
On Thursday Burger King reopened some branches and they are to provide 10,000 free meals a week to NHS staff.
Burger King marketing director Katie Evans said: “We are committed to providing 1,000 meals a week to NHS staff based in the vicinity of these restaurants as we want to demonstrate how appreciative everyone at Burger King UK is of their efforts in these unprecedented times.”
KFC are to reopen 11 of its restaurants after staff volunteered to work.
The fast food chain said on social media, “Our teams are amazing and we’d never ask them to come back to work if they weren’t comfortable, so they’re returning on an opt-in basis.”
Pret A Manger has resumed food production in 10 shop kitchens located near hospitals for takeaway and delivery service, and are providing a 50% discount for NHS staff until the end of April.
Pret’s chief executive Pano Christou said, “We are incredibly grateful that 160 team members have volunteered to help reopen 10 shops in London, located close to hospitals.
“In doing so, this will help give frontline healthcare workers better access to freshly prepared food while also getting our supply chain up and running again to deliver food to the homeless.”