Supermacs, Starbucks, Costa, Behoffs, Krispy Kreme and Subway are among the restaurant and fast-food chains which have followed McDonalds by announcing closure of all their outlets in Ireland.
Supermacs said today that it will close all of its restaurants by Thurday March 26 at 7pm.
In its notice, Starbucks said the health of its customers and staff was of the “highest priority” so the decision was made to close.
Supermacs said it is closing due to the ever changing challenges presented by the health crisis and in the interests of its staff and customers.
By delaying the closure until Thursday, it said this would allow the emergency services that are using the outlets for food to make alternative arrangements.
Supermacs added that all seating areas in its lobbies will close from last night and remain closed.
Earlier, Costa Coffee, Krispy Kreme and SubWay said they would close their Irish outlets amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Costa Coffee said it was temporarily closing all its cafes here and in the UK today.
Krispy Kreme also said it would close its shop in Blanchardstown in Dublin from 6pm yesterday. The doughnut chain is also closing all of its UK outlets.
Beshoff Bros said it would be closing its stores – including its Howth site – until further notice but that people could still order from it online.
“We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy and we hope to open our doors to you all very soon,” it said.