McDonald’s is to close all of its UK eating places on Monday 19 September, as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral.

The quick food chain, which has around 1,300 shops within the UK, said they might all be shut till 5 pm on the day.

A bank vacation throughout the UK was accepted by King Charles III for the day of his mother’s funeral.

The Queen, Britain’s longest-ever reigning monarch, died on Thursday at her Scottish property in Balmoral.

John Lewis, Waitrose, Asda, Primark and a host of other companies have already said they will be shut within the UK on Monday to mark the proceedings.

A McDonald’s spokesperson told the BBC that they took the choice to close the eating places as they “want to allow our people to pay their respects in the way they choose”.

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

Deliveries will additionally not be out there till after 5 pm.

The company said that working hours and services may range after that point, and suggested prospects to test earlier than going to one in every of their eating places.

Other quick food chains are taking totally different approaches. Domino’s told the BBC its shops will open at 12 pm on Monday after the ceremony has completed.

The government advises on its web site that the extra Bank Holiday “will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.”

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