Mr Eustice added: “While clearly restaurants and pubs had to close, we were quite keen to keep that capacity to be able to do takeaway food for people.
“I think it is quite possible for these venues to reopen and reopen safely, we never mandated that they should close.
“I think some of those food-to-go businesses will probably be seeking to learn lessons from what supermarkets have done as they consider tentatively reopening.”
The chain initially said it would shut all of its restaurants on March 15 as it became “increasingly difficult” to maintain safety standards.
Published at Mon, 11 May 2020 12:13:00 +0000