Several businesses are closed on Monday, September 19 for the Queen’s funeral, but is Starbucks open today?
There will be a procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, after which His Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The funeral started at 11am BST or 3pm PST and will last for an hour.
Meanwhile, Starbucks has announced that its employees will be closing their stores for a few hours to honor His Majesty.
Is Starbucks open today?
All company-owned Starbucks stores in the UK will be closed on Monday 19 September 2022 between 11am and 2pm. This means it is open to the public on other days.
An statement “As we work with licensed partners, there will be changes across the UK, and stores closest to the funeral in central London may decide to remain open and serve mourners,” Starbucks’ official Twitter account said.
Is McDonald’s open on September 19th?
Several chain restaurants, including McDonald’s, have announced their opening hours for the holiday.
In a tweet posted on their official account, they said that all their stores across the UK will be closed until 5pm on Monday.
“To allow everyone at McDonald’s to pay respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all of our UK restaurants will be closed until 5pm on Monday. After 5pm, opening hours and services may vary, so please check our app before you travel” read to tweet.
Are supermarkets open today?
Several supermarkets will be closed on September 19, but a few will remain open.
Homebase, WH Smith, Primark, Argos and Ikea will remain closed, but several Waitrose stores along the march route may remain open.
Tesco is also among the major supermarkets to remain closed today, while Express stores will open at 5pm
In the meantime, gas stations will work from 17:00 to 22:00
Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Albert II, has successfully completed five Winter Olympics and shown true sportsmanship