Traffic chaos as Burger King and KFC drive-thrus reopen after lockdown

Queues of traffic at the Burger King Drive Thru in Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Queues of traffic at the Burger King Drive Thru in Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Traffic queues have built up in the West End Road and London Road area of Ipswich today following the reopening of the Burger King restaurant.

Cars have been spilling out of the Burger King drive-thru and causing traffic on the nearby roads P

Cars have been spilling out of the Burger King drive-thru and causing traffic on the nearby roads Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The fast food restaurant reopened for drive thru and delivery this week, and diners who have missed their burger fix during the coronavirus lockdown have flocked to the site, leaving cars queuing out onto the road,

Cars have been seen queuing back to London Road and the AA traffic map for the area shows that the junction - also home to Lidl and the Suffolk Retail Park, is gridlocked.

Elsewhere in Ipswich, KFC at Cardinal Park has also reopened for drive thru and traffic has also been building in that area of town with thick red lines on the AA traffic map and cars seen queuing around the leisure park.

The news comes after police were called to a Costa Coffee branch in Ipswich last week as cars backed up onto the road. MORE: Police called to traffic chaos outside Costa

Queues formed near the Burger King in West End Road, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Queues formed near the Burger King in West End Road, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Starbucks are due to open drive thrus from tomorrow, and Ipswich could be on the list.

The fast food restaurant in Ipswich has only opened its drive-thru service Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The fast food restaurant in Ipswich has only opened its drive-thru service Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Burger King in West End Road, Ipswich, has reopened for drive thru and delivery orders Picture:

The Burger King in West End Road, Ipswich, has reopened for drive thru and delivery orders Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A family wait for their KFC order at Cardinal Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A family wait for their KFC order at Cardinal Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The KFC drive thru was packed with customers Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The KFC drive thru was packed with customers Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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