Confirmed: McDonald’s is Not Opening on 5 May 2020; No Indication of When It’ll Reopen


If you miss McDonald’s and have been saving up your calories for 5 May 2020 to binge-eat 23 Filet-O-Fishes in 30 minutes, I have bad news for you.

The Golden Arches isn’t going to reopen on 5 May 2020.

Previously, before PM Lee announced the extension of the Circuit Breaker period to 1 June 2020, McDonald’s has mentioned that they would be closed until 4 May 2020:

The reason for their closure is detailed here, but in a nutshell, they’ve been told to close by MOH as their staff have been rotating in various outlets, and 7 of them were tested positive for COVID-19.

Unfortunately, this announcement just came:

Lest you can’t read, here’s what they’ve written:

We know that many of you are looking forward to our restaurants reopening on May 5.

While we’ve been allowed to restart operations from May 4 under the essential services framework, we’ve decided to extend our closure for just a little longer for the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the community before determining an appropriate time for us to reopen.

Our frontline employees are important to us and we wish for all of them to stay home a little longer. They can also be rest assured that their jobs are secure, and that they will be paid their salaries during this temporary closure.

We would also like to share that since our last update, we’ve had no new Covid-19 cases and all our 7 affected employees are on the road to recovery. Many of you have sent your well-wishes – on behalf of our employees, we thank you so much.

From our McDonald’s family to yours, we’re truly grateful for your patience and understanding. We miss you – and look forward to serving you very soon!

Till then, stay home, stay safe and keep a lookout on our social channels for more updates.

Now, if you’d have realised, they didn’t mention when they’ll reopen, though they did mention that they’re allowed to reopen on 5 May 2020 but chose not to do so.

In other words, time to download the Goody Feed app or follow us on Telegram, because trust me: the moment they’re open, we’d immediately announce it.


Because to us, McDonald’s is bae.