Police were called to a Burger King in Moray after a huge queue formed for its reopening.
The fast-food restaurant in Elgin had been scheduled to reopen its drive-thru at midday, but remained closed as a huge tailback clogged up the nearby Ashgrove Road.
Officers were called to clear the traffic, which caused delays for other motorists using the road.
The chain is planning to open at least 350 of its restaurants across the UK by the end of June.
A scaled-back menu is in place to allow staff to socially distance while making the food.