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McDonald’s and Greggs are closing all their branches on Monday

The fast food giants will shut as a mark of respect to the Queen

Written by
Ellie Muir

McDonald’s and Greggs are both closing their doors to customers on Monday September 19 – the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Greggs has taken the decision to close all of its 2,000 UK outlets, while some smaller spots run by Greggs’ franchise partners can decide whether or not to remain open.

McDonald’s is set to close all its branches in the UK from midnight to 5pm on Monday. McDonald’s has said that its restaurants will open for normal service from 5pm.

The two fast food giants have made the decision to close as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral. Other retailers including Asda, Primark, Waitrose and John Lewis have also said that they will be shut in the UK on the one-off bank holiday.

Libraries and galleries across the country are set to close on the day of the funeral, too. Some cinemas will remain open only to screen the Queen’s funeral for free.

Read more: here’s how to see the Queen lying in state in London.

Plus: here’s everything you need to know about the Queen’s funeral.

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