Skip to comments.Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK — as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June'
Posted on 04/29/2020 4:53:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Drivers have queued round the block at the only Burger King drive-through open in the UK after health chiefs today warned that worrying data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began.
Staff at the fast food restaurant in Havant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms as they handed burgers and fries to customers in Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon.
It comes as the Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, said there were more motorists than on March 23 the day the lockdown started.
She told the daily Downing Street briefing the numbers were worrying and urged people to only leave their homes for necessities amid fears failure to stick to the rules could result in a second wave of coronavirus.
In addition to the risks presented by inessential travel, PHE has warned that those who are seriously overweight are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Journeying out for high-calorie food, therefore, compounds these health risks.
As well as Burger King, many other fast food chains and pubs are clamoring to welcome customers, with Wetherspoons claiming its bars and hotels would reopen in or around June.
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Buy Jack in the box stock. Lines around the corner here. People want a cheap burger after this disaster.
Return of the infectious coughing and sputtering that used to plague British cars.
Motorism, I think, means being addicted to driving. The things you learn on “The Murdoch Mysteries”. lol
And I just looked up the word “alcoholist” (cf. “alcoholism”) to see if it was in use; in some cases (and other languages) it’s actually used as a synonym for “alcoholic”.
lol I heard that one, too! Seems all those “Victorian” types just slapped “-ist” on stuff to be fancy. But I am SO going to use “alcoholist”! “Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like being called an alcoholic; she prefers the term ‘alcoholist’.” ;)
To the drive-through thing... Is that just a British thing? Our drive-throughs in Utah have been open since just after our internment began.
They’re waiting around the block for BK?
I guess the rumor’s true... That Brits eat bland, tasteless food.
The real disaster for you is that you have one of those horrid Jack in the Box's anywhere near you.
The ONLY thing good at Burger King is the chocolate shake.
The rolls and fries are truly awful.
Visiting UK a while back I just had to try the Wimpy burger. My one-word review: “damp”
Seemed a lot better when I was a kid.
If they dont open those pubs soon - England is for sure over!
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