“We’ve put new minimum national standards and nearly 50 new processes in place in our restaurants as they continue to reopen safely and judiciously,” said Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, in Thursday’s press release. The company employs around 850,000 people in the United States.
McDonald’s is experiencing a rebound in sales and demand. Its US sales fell 19% during the month of April compared with the same period in the year prior, but were down just 5% year-over-year in May. Those numbers include sales at all locations that have been operating for at least 13 months, even if the restaurants were temporarily closed during the pandemic.
–CNN Business’ Clare Duffy and Danielle Wiener-Bronner contributed to this report.