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McDonald’s Malaysia will not open for dine-in customers on 4th May

McDonald’s has announced that it won’t be accepting dine-in customers despite the government’s recent announcement that restaurants may reopen for dine-in under the new conditional movement control order (CMCO). For now, the fast-food chain is only serving customers via drive-thru, take-away and delivery.

According to its Facebook page, McDonald’s is keeping its dine-in areas closed as the safety of Malaysians is still their main priority. However, the good news is that its operating hours is now extended up to 10pm depending on the state.

Apart from McDonald’s, homegrown burger chain myBurgerLab has also announced earlier that they are not opening up for dine-in customers this coming Monday. In its Facebook post, the restaurant explained that now is not the right time as the risk is still high despite the implementation of regulations.

It added that they are simply not ready yet and they have a duty to take care of their team and its customers. MyBurgerLab is still operating and they are accepting takeaway and deliveries at its restaurants.

Under the new CMCO, restaurants are permitted to reopen for dine-in customers starting 4th May as long as it adheres to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council. This includes reduced seating per table with social distancing measures and it is also required to record every customer’s details for contact tracing. Restaurant operators are also required to adhere to stringent sanitisation processes.


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