McDonalds swamped by hungry mourners hours after reopening with extreme queues

A McDonald's branch was left swamped by hungry mourners hours after it re-opened following the Queen's funeral.

Customers were seen queuing around the block of the Woodfields Retail Park restaurant in Bury, Manchester, as dozens waited to get their hands on a burger.

It comes as the fast food chain shut its 1,300 UK branches until 5pm to pay its respects to the late monarch today ( September 19 ).

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Customers eagerly watched a member of staff as they removed orange traffic cones so they could enter the car park, reports Manchester Evening News.

Businesses were not officially required to close but many chose to shut their doors as a mark of respect to the late Queen.

A McDonald's spokesperson said ahead of the funeral: "In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to enable everyone at McDonald's to pay their respects, our restaurants across the UK will be closed from midnight until 5pm on Monday, 19th September."

In response to the outlandish line, people took to Facebook to question whether customers had an "addiction."

One person wrote: "This is absolutely shocking! Very sad that the country can't seem to survive when things are closed for one day!"

Another said: "Think that sums up modern Britain exactly very sad."

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A third commented: "It wasn't even closed a full day sad they couldn't make it if we were talking alcohol etc we'd definitely be looking at addiction xx"

Others branded it "ridiculous" and said the queue was "unbelievable."

However, some people hit back at complainers and defended their decision to get takeaway on the day of the Queen's state funeral.

One person added: "Perhaps some people don’t fancy cooking after today, and want something easy, it’s hardly worth condemnation!!"

Another wrote: "Well I'll be going shortly as it's my little boy's birthday and it's what he's chosen for his treat tea."

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