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Food chains in Luzon close or reduce operations during quarantine

Several major food chains in Luzon, Philippines, have decided to either temporarily suspend their operations or reduce operating hours after the area was put into “enhanced community quarantine”.

Jollibee announced on Tuesday evening that some of its stores in Luzon are temporarily closed while others will continue to offer drive-thru, delivery and take out. The company asked that customers of the stores still trading remain patient and understand that deliveries may take longer than usual.

McDonald’s says its stores remain open, and it will prioritise processing orders made via its app and website. Only orders placed between 7am and 4.30pm will be fulfilled. The fast-food chain has warned it may be unable to deliver to some areas due to a limited workforce available to prepare and deliver orders. To keep customers safe, a “no touch policy” has been implemented for delivery staff.

KFC has also decided to continue trading, but only at a limited number of stores. This is to allow consumers to order online and take out during the government’s quarantine in Luzon.

Pizza stores Yellow Cab and Pizza Hut both suspended operations in Luzon, while selected Shakey’s stores remain open, trading reduced hours from 11am to 6pm. 

Other food shops that temporarily shut down in Luzon are Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, J.Co,  Serenitia, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Black Scoop and Starbucks.

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