HUNDREDS of hungry Britons queued outside McDonald's drive-thrus across the country as the fast food chain reopened its latest raft of sites.

Reading was among those to attract scores of fast-food fans queuing up at the various branches that reopened midweek.

Since, traffic has been backed up regularly as many cars head to the drive-thrus in the town to have their first taste of a Big Mac since lockdown.

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Traffic reports currently show queues along the Oxford Road at the entrance to McDonald's and Lidl in both directions.

Delays stretch back past Battle Library on the way into the town centre.

A video captured by @c_souch on Twitter showed the traffic backed up outside McDonald's along the Oxford Road on Friday evening.

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Cars can seen backed up in both directions and snaked around the car park waiting to get into the drive thru.

It comes as the fast food giant reopened for drive-thru only, and in some areas reopened for deliveries.

McDonald's said staff will use face coverings and gloves, while Perspex screens and social distancing measures have also been introduced.

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The chain said it will continue to offer a limited menu over reduced hours and will cap spending at £25.

McDonald's said the following local restaurants were reopening on Wednesday (June 3) :

Opening for drive-thru:

Newbury Retail Park

Reading - Oxford Road

Bracknell - The Keep


Reading Gate Retail Park

Reading - Forbury Retail Park

Reading - Lower Earley