McDonald’s to halt dine-in service at all Indonesia stores starting April 1

A McDonald’s restaurant in Indonesia. Photo: Instagram/@mcdonaldsid
A McDonald’s restaurant in Indonesia. Photo: Instagram/@mcdonaldsid

McDonald’s Indonesia is stopping its dine-in service at all stores throughout the archipelago for two weeks as businesses in the country continue to be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The popular fast food chain announced on social media yesterday that, starting April 1, only its take away, drive-thru, and home delivery services will be available during the period.

Many local restaurants have adopted the same no dine-in policy in Indonesia lately, mostly depending on delivery services provided by third-party apps such as Gojek and Grab to get their food to customers.

While other global fast food chains have prioritized home delivery out of necessity in Indonesia in light of the COVID-19 outbreak lately, none have stopped their dine-in service as of today.

Elsewhere in Indonesia, the retail industry has taken a huge hit from the pandemic, with Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo being among those that have temporarily shut their stores across the country recently.

As of yesterday afternoon, Indonesia has confirmed 1,285 positive cases of COVID-19, including 114 deaths and 64 recoveries.



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