McDonald's reopen 39 drive-thrus .. but is Hemel Hempstead on the list?

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McDonald's fans in Hemel must wait a little bit longer for Return of the Mac.

That is despite Hemel Hempstead being home to the McDonald's distribution hub.

The global burger giant announced which 39 drive-thrus are opening across the UK and Ireland today (Wednesday, May 20) but NOT Hemel Hempstead's.

Tantalisingly, six are just across the border in Bedfordshire with five down the M1 in Luton and Dunstable re-open for a mixture of McDelivery and Drive-Thru services.

A statement from the company said: "These Drive Thru pilot restaurants were all chosen as they are close to one of our distribution centres as we continue to prepare our supply chain for reopening.

"Thank you for your continued patience as we slowly but safely reopen our restaurants."

McDonald's opened 15 pilot restaurants for delivery only and promised some drive-thrus would open today. But they kept mum about the locations until 10am — an hour before they were due to open.