TGI Fridays set to reopen Lakeside restaurant for click-and-collect orders next week

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TGI FRIDAYS have announced they are reopening some stores for a click-and-collect service, including the restaurant at intu Lakeside.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no indication at yet as to when the public will be able to head back out to the restaurants.

However, the popular American chain has followed the path of other takeaways and restaurants by taking orders that can be collected from their various locations.

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From Wednesday, May 6, a total of 24 restaurants will be opening across the country – including two in Essex.

The two locations in Essex are the restaurant at Lakeside Shopping Centre and the Basildon Festival Leisure Park site and th

Customers will be able to choose from a menu of 22 selected dishes and place their order online.

The menu consists of a range of popular appetisers, mains, desserts and kids’ options.

When ordering the food, the customer will select a collection time from your local store between 12pm and 9pm.

Payments will have to be made at the time of ordering online.

When the time comes to collect, diners will arrive at their local and pick up their food from outside the restaurant to avoid contact with others.

When you arrive, you will be asked to open the boot of your car and get back in.

A member of staff will then bring your order and put it in your boot.

Robert B. Cook, CEO at TGI Fridays said: “We can’t wait to re-fire the grills in preparation for the launch of our new Click & Collect service in 24 selected locations. These initial sites have been chosen as we either own and can control the car park or the landlord has given us dedicated access.

“We will also be restoring delivery services at the same locations via Just Eat and Deliveroo, as applicable. We will continue to monitor UK Government advice but after an initial trial we aim to extend the rollout as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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