McDonald’s to close all restaurants on Monday for the Queen’s funeral

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 19: The exterior of a McDonald's store photographed on April 19, 2022 in Calabasas, California. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)

MCDONALD’S will close all of its restaurants as a mark of respect on the day of the Queen’s funeral until 5pm.

None of McDonald’s 1,300 branches in the UK will open on Monday, September 19, from midnight until that point.

McDonald’s will not open on the Queen’s funeral

The fast food giant confirmed the news on Twitter.

It said: “In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to enable everyone at McDonald’s to pay their respects, our restaurants across the UK will be closed until midnight until 5pm on Monday September 19.”

It means you’ll want to check your local branch to see what time it will reopen before travelling.

You can check where your local McDonald’s restaurant is using its restaurant checker tool on its website.

McDonald’s isn’t the only one closing for business on Monday.

Her Majesty’s state funeral has been declared a bank holiday and several major retailers have also decided to shut up shop next week, out of respect.

Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Waitrose, Lildl, Asda and Tesco are to close the doors of their larger stores on the day Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest.

It is thought that large supermarkets will shut roughly between the hours of 10am and 2pm.

However, smaller convenience stores will remain open, in part to ensure that the thousands of people expected to gather to watch the funeral will be able to buy water and food for the day.

Primark will close all its shops next Monday for the Queen’s funeral.

All of the high street giant’s 191 stores will be closed on Monday, September 19, as a mark of respect.

All 770 Poundland stores will shut to customers on Monday.

Marks & Spencer is to close all of its store and pause its delivery services.

A small number of stores in the London area will remain open so mourners in the capital can grab a drink or a bite to eat.

The John Lewis Partnership said it will shut John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets all day for the funeral.

Hardware giant B&Q is also closing all of its store.

Dunelm will be closing its stores as well as pausing delivery, click and collect and customer services on the day of the funeral.

You can read the full round up of shops closing here.

The longest-reigning British monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96.

 It is down to pubs and restaurants as to whether they close during the nation’s period of mourning.