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McDonald’s logo changed to promote social distancing

International fast food chain McDonald’s logo has been altered in some global markets to emphasise the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

The popular restaurant chain is largely closed for dine-in business in certain hard-hit areas globally, but remains open for delivery or takeout. Venues have been closed completely in the UK and Ireland, while only 5 per cent of outlets in the US are now closing dining spaces.

The new McDonald’s logo campaign was unveiled in Brazil, with the golden arches represented in the brand logo separated to remind patrons of the need to keep a distance from each other during the course of the pandemic. The campaign was soon taken up in India.

“Our customers, employees and communities are counting on us now more than ever to provide them the meaningful support, delicious food and good paying jobs,” said McDonald’s US president Joe Erlinger.

A statement from the firm read: “Guidelines have been shared with franchisees and restaurant general managers to support crew in adhering to social distancing best practices while on the job. This includes, among other items, updating configuration of crew on shift and following contactless operations procedures, etc”.

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