KFC has announced that it will be reopening a further 80 UK branches for delivery, bringing the total number of restaurants reopened to 100 since they closed for lockdown.

The fast food chain becomes the latest to set out plans to reopen restaurants around the country after the likes of Burger King and Pret A Manger reopened some sites across the country, while McDonald’s said it is testing the potential reopening of a single branch.

Having already reopened 20 restaurants, KFC said the other branches will be open for delivery by the 4th May.

It also said that the reopening will allow the chain to deliver 10,000 meals a week to NHS staff and key workers in partnership with Deliveroo.

In a statement published on Twitter, KFC said: “We’re opening our restaurants in a responsible way, with stringent processes and hygiene measures in place. We’ll be serving a limited menu to help the smaller kitchen teams maintain social distancing.

“If you’re not near one of the lucky hundred, never fear – we’re working hard to reopen more over the coming weeks, so we’ll keep you posted.”

Elsewhere, bakery chain Greggs has also unveiled plans for a reopening of restaurants from the 4th May, opening 20 stores in the Newcastle area as part of a controlled trial.