McDonald’s has announced that it is permanently closing 200 locations across the U.S. as the fast food chain’s revenue fell by 30% over the last three months. Over half of the 200 soon-to-be shuttered McDonald’s are located in Walmart stores. I think this makes sense especially considering how Walmart still isn’t even operating under its normal hours. I could go without a McDonald’s inside of a Walmart.
McDonald’s Chris Kempczinksi is aware that the weak revenue report coincides with the country’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, saying that McDonald’s “has learned to adjust our operations to this new environment”, according to NBC.
McDonald’s planned to reopen the dining rooms of 2,000 U.S. locations in July but reversed that decision once Coronavirus cases began to spike.
I wonder myself if the dining rooms being closed are really affecting their business. I suppose if the drive-thru line is too long, people will get frustrated and drive off. That has certainly been me during the pandemic!