FAST-FOOD giant McDonalds have announced four drive-thrus in Bolton will open today.

If you have been crying out for a Big Mac or McChicken Sandwich, the wait is over as from 11am they are opening 168 locations across UK and Ireland.

The Bolton franchises with drive-thrus which will open include Astley Bridge - Waters Meeting Road, China Garden on Derby Street, Middlebrook Retail Park and Delph Hill, Bolton.

A McDonalds spokesman said: "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."