Limited menus for McDonald's, KFC, Nando's and Greggs explained

LIMITED menus are still in place at many of your favourite food places because of coronavirus.

Here's what's going on at McDonald's, KFC, Nando's and Greggs, and what food you can (and can't) get right now.

Many fast food chains and restaurants are offering limited menus for safety reasons.

The more food on offer, the more staff they need to make it, so streamlining the menu means they can serve food more safely.

You won't be able to eat in at any of these places as it's not allowed under the the coronavirus lockdown rules.

But they are offering takeaway delivery and pick up in store and drive-thru where available.

McDonald's has been closed for in-store pick ups in the latest lockdown, but revealed plans opening again for walk-ins.

McDonald's

McDonald's has been offering a reduced menu ever since it reopened after the coronavirus crisis first hit.

More items have been added to the menu since then, but the full line-up is still not back yet.

A limited breakfast menu means customers are still waiting for the return of the breakfast bagel and the breakfast wrap at the golden arches.

On the main menu the spicy chicken snack wrap and grilled chicken wrap are not back yet either.

The food chain is also still adding limited edition items, like the double Big Mac at Christmas and the Grand Big Mac which is available this week.

If you want to order for home delivery, McDonald's has partnered with both Uber Eats and Just Eat – although not all restaurants offer both services.

To see if your local McDonald's delivers, type your postcode into the Uber Eats or Just Eat website.

McDonald’s reduced menu

HERE’S what’s currently available on the reduced McDonald’s menu:

Breakfast:

  • Muffin with jam
  • Bacon roll
  • Hash brown
  • Egg and cheese McMuffin
  • Sausage and egg McMuffin
  • Double sausage and egg McMuffin
  • Bacon and egg McMuffin
  • Double bacon and egg McMuffin
  • Cheesy bacon flatbread
  • Pancakes and syrup
  • Pancakes and syrup with sausage
  • Breakfast roll

Main Menu:

  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger
  • Double cheeseburger
  • Triple cheeseburger
  • Big Mac
  • Quarter pounder with cheese
  • Double quarter pounder with cheese
  • McChicken sandwich
  • Filet-O-Fish
  • Chicken McNuggets
  • Chicken selects
  • Vegetable deluxe
  • Veggie dippers
  • Mayo chicken
  • Bacon mayo chicken
  • Bacon double cheeseburger
  • Chicken Legend with BBQ sauce
  • Chicken Legend with cool mayo
  • Chicken Legend with hot and spicy mayo
  • The BBQ and Bacon Chicken One
  • The Sweet Chilli Chicken One
  • The Spicy Veggie One
  • Crispy chicken and bacon salad

Sides & Desserts:

  • Fries
  • Mozzarella dippers
  • Core McFlurry (Oreo, Maltesers, Smarties)
  • Fruit bag
  • Carrot bag
  • Side salad
  • Apple pies
  • Millionaire's donut

Drinks:

  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Coke Zero
  • Fanta
  • Sprite
  • Oasis
  • Black Coffee
  • White Coffee
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Flat White
  • Tea
  • Toffee latte
  • Orange Juice
  • Fruit Shoot
  • Water
  • Happy Meal Water
  • Happy Meal organic milk bottles
  • Milkshakes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Frozen Lemonade (select restaurants)
  • Caramel Iced Frappe (select restaurants)

Happy Meal Variants:

  • Happy Meal – Hamburger
  • Happy Meal – Cheeseburger
  • Happy Meal – Four Nuggets
  • Happy Meal – Veggie Dippers

But keep in mind you'll be charged a delivery fee on top of your order – this can vary depending on how far away you live from the restaurant but can be as much as £3.99.

You can find where your nearest McDonald's is by using its restaurant finder tool. McDonald's has around 1,300 locations in the UK and Ireland.

If you have a car, you are able to use drive-thru lanes as normal.

As of December, McDonald's fans can also order in advance through the My McDonald's app and have their items brought to their car window in a numbered bay at all branches.

It doesn't cost more to use this service.

Greggs

Greggs reopened after the covid crisis first hit with a reduced menu last summer.

The pasty shop has a "reduced range" and that means not all your favourites are back on the menu just yet.

We've asked Greggs what is not back yet and will update when we hear back.

You can see what IS on the menu on their website, though this can depend on local availability.

You can grab a Greggs in person – but you can’t eat in store.

Before you make a trip, it’s best to check when your local shop opens and closes by using the chain’s store locator.

You can also use the chain’s click and collect service too, you’ll have to sign up for an account, which you can do here.

Alternatively, you can also order through Just Eat, though there are additional fees for delivery which can depend on where you are.

KFC

KFC's branches reopened last summer with a smaller than usual menu.

Since then, it's brought back more items like Krushems milkshakes and rice boxes.

The chicken shop's vegan burger returned to menus in January and will be available until the end of February.

We've asked KFC if they still have a limited menu or if everything's now returned and will update when we hear back.

KFC restaurants remain open for takeaway, click and collect, drive-thru and home delivery.

How to save money on your takeaway

TAKEAWAYS taste great but they can hit you hard on your wallet. Here are some tips on how to save on your delivery:

Cashback websites– TopCashback and Quidco will pay you to order your takeaway through them. They're paid by retailers for every click that comes to their website from the cashback site, which eventually trickles down to you. So you'll get cashback on orders placed through them.

Discount codes – Check sites like VoucherCodes for any discount codes you can use to get money off your order.

Buy it from the shops – Okay, it might not taste exactly the same but you'll save the most money by picking up your favourite dish from your local supermarket.

Student discounts – If you're in full-time education or a member of the National Students Union then you may be able to get a discount of up to 15 per cent off the bill. It's always worth asking before you place your order.

Home delivery is operated via Deliveroo, but keep in mind you'll pay extra for delivery depending on how far away you live from your nearest KFC.

You can see what's on your local menu through Deliveroo as items can vary from branch to branch.

Click and collect is free. It also doesn't cost extra to use drive-thru lanes.

KFC has around 900 restaurants in the UK – use its online branch finder tool to see where your closest one is.

Nando's

Nando's has a limited menu during covid.

The spicy chicken restaurant said on its website: "We’ve had to limit our menu slightly whilst we’re promoting social distancing in our restaurants.

"We have reduced the number of people working to help them to stay more than 2m away from each other, which has meant we’ve needed to reduce our menu slightly."

We've asked Nando's what's missing from the reduced menu and we'll update this article when we hear back.

You can't eat in at Nando's restaurants under the lockdown rules, but you can get takeaway, either picking up yourself or getting delivery via Deliveroo.

Click and collect is free, while Deliveroo charges vary depending on what day you order and how far away you live from the restaurant.

You can find your nearest Nando's restaurant by using the locator tool.

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