Earlier this week, in separate statements the world’s largest fast-food chain operator, Chicago-based McDonald’s and the world’s No. 1 coffee house chain Starbucks Corp. said that the food industry conglomerates had decided to shut down dine-in areas in many parts across the United States and had shifted its services on to online ordering and delivery, as major states and cities in the United States had ordered to shut down restaurants and bars in order to slow down the spread of the Covid-19, which having originated in the Chinese Province of eastern Hubei had spread across the globe and killed more than 8,500 people in 164 countries.
Besides, the world’s No. 1 fast-food chain, McDonald’s said in a statement that it would shut down self-service beverages alongside its Kids arenas or playing spaces, while the world’s largest coffee chain, Starbucks, which owned almost all of its stores in the United States was quoted saying in a separate statement that the company would shut down all of its community-level outlets alongside shops in malls and university campuses for two weeks, as signifying the magnitude of the coronavirus emergency, President of Starbucks’s US and Canadian business, Rossann Williams said in a statement, “The situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to review the facts and science and make the proactive decisions necessary. ”