McDonald’s will close all of their restaurants across the UK on Monday out of respect to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
King Charles III has approved a new bank holiday for 19 September when the funeral for the Queen will take place.
The fast food chain wrote on Twitter, “All of our UK restaurants will be closed on Monday until 5pm, to allow everyone at McDonald’s to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
A Government statement said, “Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.
““This will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.”
Other retailers will also close their doors next week to mark the Queen’s funeral such as Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda and M&S to name a few.
The Stonegate Group, who have more than 4,000 pubs across the country have said that they will remain open.
Fullers Group said, “Pubs are an integral part of the community and we expect the majority of our pubs to be open to join with their communities and celebrate the life of an amazing and inspirational leader.”