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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'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:01 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Jack Maidment

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.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: burgerking; coronavirus; covid19; drivethru; essentialtravel; fastfood; havant; kungflu; lockdown; moogoogaipandemic; uk; wuhanvirus
I never understood that word “motorist”. Is there an ideology called “motorism”?
1 posted on 04/29/2020 4:53:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Root is “motorized carriage”. Refers to a person (or persons) who ride in a motorized carriage, as opposed to a horse-drawn carriage. Rickshaws were not a big thing in the United States.
2 posted on 04/29/2020 5:00:49 PM PDT by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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To: Olog-hai

Buy Jack in the box stock. Lines around the corner here. People want a cheap burger after this disaster.


3 posted on 04/29/2020 5:11:58 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Get your houses in order.)
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health chiefs today warned that “worrying” data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began

Return of the infectious coughing and sputtering that used to plague British cars.

4 posted on 04/29/2020 5:12:28 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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Motorism, I think, means being addicted to driving. The things you learn on “The Murdoch Mysteries”. lol


5 posted on 04/29/2020 5:12:47 PM PDT by Retrofitted
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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”.


6 posted on 04/29/2020 5:22:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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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.


7 posted on 04/29/2020 5:25:40 PM PDT by Retrofitted
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They’re waiting around the block for BK?

I guess the rumor’s true... That Brits eat bland, tasteless food.


8 posted on 04/29/2020 5:47:54 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network)
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Buy Jack in the box stock. Lines around the corner here. People want a cheap burger after this disaster.

The real disaster for you is that you have one of those horrid Jack in the Box's anywhere near you.

9 posted on 04/29/2020 5:51:32 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network)
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To: Bullish

Well said.


10 posted on 04/29/2020 6:44:31 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Get your houses in order.)
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To: Olog-hai

The ONLY thing good at Burger King is the chocolate shake.

The rolls and fries are truly awful.


11 posted on 04/29/2020 8:58:29 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Olog-hai

Visiting UK a while back I just had to try the Wimpy burger. My one-word review: “damp”


12 posted on 04/29/2020 9:02:03 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Seemed a lot better when I was a kid.


13 posted on 04/29/2020 9:38:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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If they don’t open those pubs soon - England is for sure over!


14 posted on 04/29/2020 10:57:23 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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