Westlife Development, which regulates McDonald’s restaurants in southern and western India, on Friday said the quick-service brand’s restaurants would give contactless delivery until 3 am from select stores in Mumbai. In a regulatory filing earlier in the day, the company had mistakenly said it would regulate 24/7 for contactless delivery from select stores in Mumbai.
The company has now issued a revised statement to say: “In wake of the new restrictions announced to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in Maharashtra, Westlife Development Ltd owned McDonald’s restaurants will operate contactless McDelivery till 3 am from select stores in Mumbai.”
The brand will further be doubling up on its convenience channels of McDelivery, takeaway, and On-the-Go as the state has proclaimed a new set of regulations to seize the mounting COVID-19 cases, the company added.
Saurabh Kalra, Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s India West and South, said, We have been able to cater to our customers’ demand through our omnichannel strategy making McDonald’s food available for consumers wherever, whenever, and however they want.
Westlife Development recently announced vaccination cover for all its 10,000 employees, which includes both its corporate office employees and the McDonald’s restaurant staff.
The Maharashtra government, on Sunday, announced a weekend lockdown and night curfew during weekdays from Monday to April 30, in addition to a slew of other restrictions like the closure of private offices, theatres, and salons to curb the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
McDonald’s restaurants deliver from 7 am to 1 am from select stores in Mumbai.