Supermac’s has announced that it is closing all of its outlets from this week due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The Galway based fast food Supermac’s chain said that the “ever changing challenges” presented by the current crisis have forced this move.
All seating areas in their outlets will close tonight, and remain shut, and all outlets will fully close by 7pm on Thursday, March 26.
The delay between the closing of seating areas and the restaurants themselves is in order to allow emergency services using outlets for food to make alternate arrangements the company said in a statment.
For the past week Supermac’s has been offering free meals to members of the emergency services on the front line of this crisis.
“We would like to thank our staff and customers in these challenging times. We would also like to thank the emergency personnel and wish them well in these unprecedented times.”
Supermac’s is the latest in a long list of major chains which are shutting down for the duration of this public health crisis.
McDonald’s announced yesterday that all of its branches in the UK and Ireland from 7pm today, and coffee chain Starbucks has also announced that it is closing its Irish outlets.