These photos, taken in Leeds, Nottingham and Wednesbury, show the extent of some of the queues - even though the Swedish meatballs weren't on the menu.
But by lunchtime, most of the queues in Leeds had abated
This was the view from the air in Nottingham
Some eager shoppers had been queuing from as early as 5.30am - over four hours before the store was due to open at 10am today (Mon).
The stores are among 19 which have resumed trading with a number of social distancing and safety measures in place, including wardens to enforce the rules.