Several fast food chains in China are closing their doors in fear of the coronavirus as it continues to spread. Here are the biggest restaurants that have shut down so far.
Both for fear of the coronavirus and lack of customers, major fast food chains are closing their doors indefinitely. Most of these are orders from the government, but you don’t have to tell them twice! It’s better to be safe than sorry! The virus has killed over 630 individuals and has infected approximately 31,000. These are frightening figures and officials are doing all they can to find a contain it.
Two of the first chains to close are McDonald’s and Starbucks, Business Insider reports. Both closed their doors in select locations since late January to hep prevent the spread of the virus. This was followed by quarantines across China, with residents ordered not to leave their home.
Ever since the closing of McDonald’s and Starbucks, other retailers have followed, including the Shanghai Disney Resort and InterContinental Hotels Group. A short list of major chains now closed, includes:
- Pizza Hut
- Dairy Queen
One massive retailer that is being stubborn and is still open is Walmart. A spokesperson from Walmart tells Business Insider that they will “stay open for now” and are following and reinforcing “good hygiene practices.” Let’s hope that helps!
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