McDonald’s set to scrap self-serve soda machines as part of reopening guidelines

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FILE – This Nov. 25, 2019, file photo shows McDonald’s sign above the fast food restaurant near downtown Los Angeles. The Labor Department issued a final rule Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one company, an issue that affects franchise businesses such as McDonald’s and firms that have outsourced services such as cleaning and maintenance. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

CHICAGO, IL. (WGHP) – For the time being, McDonald’s is set to do away with the self-serve soda machines in the restaurants over safety and cleanliness concerns.

McDonald’s reopening guidelines state that ““beverage bars will remain closed or sectioned off and staffed in restaurants,” according to a 59-page memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

14,000 McDonald’s restaurants across the US are affected by the change.

The soda fountains are reportedly difficult to clean, the memo stated.

A McDonald’s franchise owner quoted in the WSJ said he would rather have the machine shut down than to deal with the hassle of running it.

by: FOX8 Digital Desk

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