MCDONALD's has revealed the locations of further restaurants in the North-East that are reopening their drive-thrus today.

The fast food chain yesterday reopened a handful of restaurants in Darlington, Gateshead, Newton Aycliffe and West Auckland.

It has promised to reopen all drive-thrus across the UK by the end of this week - but has been staggering the reopening.

McDonald's has kept the details of each reopened restaurant a secret to the very last minute as venues have been met with lengthy queues.

But scores of restaurants have been added to its list of those that are today reopening - see the list here:

  • Burn Road, Hartlepool
  • Marina Way, Hartlepool
  • Thinford
  • Stanley
  • Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee
  • Wolviston
  • Eston
  • Redcar Retail Park
  • Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough Leisure Park
  • Coulby Newham
  • Teesside Retail Park
  • Portrack Retail Park
  • Durham Road, Stockton On Tees
  • Dalton Park
  • Skelton
  • Thornaby, Stockton On Tees
  • Arnison Retail Centre, Durham
  • Roadchef Durham A1
  • Pond Court Business Park, Consett
  • Towers Place South Shields
  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed
  • Ashington
  • Alnwick

In addition, the following restaurants reopened yesterday:

  • Darlington, Morton Park
  • Darlington, Meynell Road
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • West Auckland
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Scarborough Fayre
  • Leeming Bar Services
  • Gateshead Metro Retail Park 

A spokesperson for McDonald's UK said: "This week we will reopen Drive Thrus across the UK and Ireland, starting with 168 locations from 11am today. We will also see a further 22 restaurants open for McDelivery today.

"We are glad to be back but it will look a little different and may take a little longer, so please bear with us.

- We have fewer employees in our kitchens to enable our teams to social distance and work safely

- We will have a limited menu (no breakfast or Shakes for now) and will open for reduced hours (11am-10pm)

- We encourage you to use contactless payment methods and cap your spend at £25

- For those visiting our Drive Thrus, you can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App - we’ll start preparing your order when you’re near the restaurant.

"We’re delighted to be returning to communities across the UK and Ireland, thank you for your continued support and patience. We look forward to seeing you soon."