Posted October 07, 2018 04:30:31A fast-food chain in the US has announced it will limit customers’ access to its lunch hours to 24 hour periods starting on October 7.
The announcement came on the same day McDonalds reported a 9% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2018.
McDonalds posted its first quarter earnings report on Monday, and the company’s second quarter results were expected on Wednesday.
The news comes just two weeks after it announced a new rule requiring customers to purchase a minimum of 4 hours of food per day, and a minimum 4 hours’ worth of water per day.
The fast-casual chain is also rolling out a new $2.99 meal-price guarantee.
/ REUTERS / Brendan McDermid The company is notifying customers that they will no longer be able to shop at its outlets and at all other locations.
Mcdonalds has been trying to attract customers to its new offerings in recent months, including the $2 burger.
The new rules, which have been in effect since October, will apply to all locations that accept credit cards.
McDermid noted that the new policy will apply across all stores.
McDOYNS lunch hours will now be limited to 24-hour periods starting October 7, 2018, and are being phased in at all McDonalds restaurants.
The move comes amid ongoing debate about food safety.
On Monday, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) called for a national ban on fast-paced ordering, including ordering food quickly and eating it in a hurry.
The NRA also urged the US government to ban the sale of fast food to minors, as the fast food industry is an industry with more than $100 billion in annual sales.