One by one, the dominoes have been falling. First coronavirus closed the schools. Then the pubs. Then the churches. Then came McDonalds and many multinational fast-food franchises. And now, finally, that essential bastion of Irishness, Supermac's, has announced it will be closing in the face of Covid-19.
The Ballinasloe-based burger giant released a statement this evening saying it would close all of its outlets by Thursday at 7pm. It says the delay is to accommodate 'emergency services that are using the outlets for food to make alternative arrangements'.
Before that date, all sit down access in Supermac's will be denied.
— Supermac's (@SupermacsIRE) March 23, 2020
Supermac's had also been providing free meals to frontline medical staff.
Here’s our statement regarding our commitment to the fantastic people on the frontline... pic.twitter.com/76Nbkm8twp
— Supermac's (@SupermacsIRE) March 15, 2020