McDonald's to End Public Soda Fountains Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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As the world slowly returns to some sense of normalcy, many things could be changed, permanently. And one of those things might be the soda fountains at McDonald's.

According to Wall Street Journal, McDonald's sent a 59-page memo outlining changes they plan to take once dining rooms are reopened for customers. In it, it reads, "beverage bars will remain closed or sectioned off and staffed in restaurants." The soda fountains, in particular, would be the ones in dining areas that are for customers to fill their own drinks and to get refills at. The Journal noted that in the guide, there is concern over the amount of work it would take to keep the machines clean due to the number of different people possibly coming in contact with them.

Other safety changes outlined in the memo include closures of play areas, protective panels on counters and drive-thrus, contactless payments and social distancing floor decals. McDonald's also says in the memo that they are working on securing hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes for all customers to use.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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