McDonald's is reopening 15 outlets in Britain on May 13 under strict Covid-19 conditions but has no plans yet to do the same here.
The fast food giant, which shut all 3,650 branches across Ireland and the UK on March 23, plans a heavily pared-down menu and temperature checks on staff arriving to work.
The 15 outlets will provide food by home delivery only. Their locations will be revealed next week.
The move follows field-testing at one McDonald's outlet on a new regime to keep staff and customers at low risk of virus transmission.
McDonald's said it had "no definitive date" for reopening any of the 95 restaurants in the Republic of Ireland or 30 in Northern Ireland.
The reopened outlets will feature:
· No breakfasts, milkshakes or special burgers on the menu.
· Extra protective equipment for staff, including Perspex screens.
· Contactless thermometers to take employees' temperatures on arrival for every work shift.